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Ultimate Fighter Mike Rio On Dakota Cochrane’s Porn Past: “It Doesn’t Matter”

Twenty-five year old Dakota Cochrane’s gay-porn past has got tails wagging in the world of unlimited fighting, but at least one of his competitors on the upcoming reality competition The Ultimate Fighter 15 says it’s no big deal: Mike “the Wolverine” Rio (left) told MMAjunkie.com Radio today that the gay-for-pay warrior “is just like everybody else.”

“He’s just trying to start a new chapter in his life, which is what we’re all trying to do. We’re trying to move on. He’s entitled to do what he wants… Me and him hung out a little bit. He seemed cool to me. He didn’t seem disrespectful. He was just a cool, down-to-earth guy. Whatever he does in his spare time, he does in his spare time, but you can’t deny he can kick someone’s ass because you’ve seen his record and seen what he can do.”

Rio took the high road, saying he’s more concerned with Cochrane’s intimidating 11-2 record and seven-fight winning streak than anything he got up to in between the sheets.

“If he’s a good fighter, it doesn’t matter what he did. He’s not going into the show to do any gay-porn stuff. He’s going to fight. And if he’s good at fighting, who can take that away from him?”

Hmm, maybe guys who beat the crap out of each other for a living are more evolved than we thought?

TUF 15 premieres March 9 on FX.

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