Dakota Cochrane, one of 32 fighters competing in cabler FX's The Ultimate Fighter, has said he regrets his stint in the gay porn industry.

“It's definitely a decision I regret,” Cochrane told MMAFighting.com. “If I would have know 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.”

The 25-year-old mixed martial arts fighter told the website that he earned roughly $80,000 acting in gay porn while attending the University of Nebraska-Kearney. He is known as Danny on the site SeanCody.com.

Cochrane said he was not gay and hated doing gay porn.

“Every time I was down there, I hated it,” he said.

The site MiddleEasy.com on Monday reported on Cochrane's gay porn past.

But Cochrane included his past in his audition tape for The Ultimate Fighter.

“I could just hide in a hole and no one would know except for the people close to me,” he told MMAFighting.com. “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, but hopefully others will respect what I'm trying to do.”

The Ultimate Fighter premieres March 9.