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Did Benson Henderson Fight Nate Diaz With a Toothpick In His Mouth?

December 9, 2012 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Benson Henderson spoke last night following his win over Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 5 about whether he had a toothpick in his mouth during the fight or not, saying that he would “not confirm or deny” the rumor. Henderson said at the post-fight press conference, “I normally do, yeah. I have it in practices, when I spar and when I fight. It’s a bad habit, but whatever. I’ve gotten away with it so far.”

UFC official Dave Sholler said, “For starters, I can’t even tell if he’s serious or joking. But I’m sure the commission wouldn’t want a piece of wood in his mouth during the fight. But he’s ‘Smooth’ for a reason.”

Later in the press conference, he said, “I was joking – I didn’t have a toothpick in my mouth during the fight. I was being facetious.”

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