Urijah Faber: Don't pick on Dakota Cochrane too much, he might beat you up and make you look bad

Pictured: Dakota Cochrane

Dakota Cochrane.

The name has been spoken all over mixed martial arts (MMA) forums the last few weeks, and he hasn't even exactly made it to the big show, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), just yet. Cochran, one of 32 aspiring fighters who hopes to earn a spot inside The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) house this Friday (Mar. 9, 2012) on FX, is now best known for participating in gay porn during his college days.

UFC head honcho Dana White has already publicly stated that he could care less what Cochran, who holds an MMA record of 11-2, has done in the past. Especially due to the fact the Dakota was upfront with his past and has since stated he regrets doing what he did.

You can now add Urijah Faber as another UFC staple who declares that he does not mind the potential of being his coach on TUF.

See what "The California Kid" told MMA Weekly after the jump:

"I don't have a problem coaching the kid. I would maybe talk him out of doing something so degrading to himself if it comes up again, but other than that just wish the best for him."

Faber also has a word of advice for the rest of this season participants on TUF, should they decide to poke fun at Cochrane:

"I'm interested to see where his head's at with the whole thing. That will be a big deciding factor on how everyone else deals with it. It's going to come up, there's no doubt about that. It's not a subject that just gets looked over. If these guys want to make fun of him or pick on him or whatever, they may be getting beat up by him, so I wouldn't make him look too bad cause if you're going to break a guy down and he beats you up then that kind of makes you look bad. "

If past seasons are any indication, unfortunately for Cochrane, he will have to expect some kind of rousing in a house full of men who may have a tendency to crack jokes and play pranks on one another.

A house that will not be short on liquor as well.

First things first, however, as Dakota still has to fight his way into the house in hopes of pursuing his dream of becoming the ultimate fighter.

Tune in this Friday night (March 9, 2012,) at 9 p.m. ET for the 2.5-hour premiere special on FX to find out which fighters, along with Cochrane, will get one step closer to fulfilling their dream.

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