Eight MMA Fighters Who Have Done Porn

Jenna Haze

Yes, friends and neighbors, there’s a fighter on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter who has done porn — and not the normal kind, either. Since it’s a slow news week, this TUF 15 sub-plot has blown up to monumental proportions on MMA forums, but let’s put this in perspective: Dakota Cochrane isn’t the first MMA fighter to pick up some extra cash by appearing in adult films, and he probably won’t be the last. Send the kids out of the room, and follow us on a journey through the porn/MMA continuum…

WAR MACHINE

Sometime between his first Bellator firing and his first prison stint, TUF 6 veteran War Machine (f.k.a. Jon Koppenhaver) decided to transition into the porn game. So, he got his asshole waxed, and made a few flicks with such starlets as Riley Steele and Briana Blair. Sadly, he was 86′d from the industry after he beat up several guests at a porn star’s birthday party, just a month into his new career.

AARON BRINK


Maybe the most successful MMA fighter-turned-porn actor, UFC veteran Aaron Brink has been performing as “Dick Delaware” since 2003. Though a meth addiction temporarily threw his life into chaos, Brink entered rehab to clean himself up. Last year, he played the role of Electro in Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody and went 2-2 in the cage.

KIMBO SLICE

Alright, so Kimbo is only here on a technicality. As a former bodyguard for the “Reality Kings” porn production crew, Slice appeared as a featured extra in several of their XXX videos, though never performed himself. For further viewing, here’s Kimbo lurking in the background during a totally legitimate “Money Talks” negotiation (SFW), and here’s Kimbo balancing a glass of champagne in a girl’s ass at the club (NSFW).

DAKOTA COCHRANE

Here’s the story: Before he became an MMA fighter and TUF 15 hopeful, Dakota Cochrane was a college student at the University of Nebraska-Kearney who earned about $80,000 as a gay-for-pay performer in some dude-on-dude porn flicks. Cochrane, who identifies himself as heterosexual, described the situation to MMAFighting: ”It’s definitely a decision I regret. If I would have known what would happen I definitely wouldn’t have done it. But I had money issues and I needed help. I went there to do pictures, and they started throwing pretty high numbers in front of me. I didn’t really think. It was a big mistake…I let [the UFC] 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…People can be shocked, and people can say whatever they need to say, and then we can move on.”