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MMA fighter Dakota Cochrane talked openly Tuesday about his past as a gay-porn actor. Cochrane, who has two kids and a fiancee, said his porn days were while he was a track star at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. He said he earned around $80k from taping the porn videos. From MMAFighting.com:

"I think it's a little bit courageous for both of us," he said of the UFC's decision to include him on the show. "I could just hide in a hole and no one would know except for the people close to me. And to them, I was up front. I let them know right away so it wasn’t anything that could come back and bite them in the butt. I think maybe they respected that a little bit. I think some people judge against it, some people will be OK with it. Some people will want me to get my butt kicked, and hopefully others will respect what I'm trying to do."

His manager also told the Web site that Cochrane has had fighters pull out of bouts against him because they discovered his past, and that promoters also pulled offers from him.

I have a lot of respect for the guy being so open and honest about it. He could have played the typical jock and distanced himself as far as possible from it, bashing gays along the way. But he didn't. The whole article on MMAFighting.com is worth the read.