Ben Henderson Defends UFC Lightweight Title With Toothpick In His Mouth (HIGHLIGHTS)
UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson dominated Nate Diaz en route to a unanimous decision victory at the UFC on FOX 5 on Saturday night, and he also did his best “Razor Ramon” impression.
“Smooth” destroyed Diaz for 25 minutes, and he did so with a toothpick in his mouth the entire time…that’s right…a toothpick.
Seems dangerous, no?
What happens if the toothpick punctured his cheek? What about if he accidentally swallowed the toothpick? Seems pretty stupid. In a best case scenario, Henderson wins the fight and no one notices he’s fighting with a toothpick. In a worst case scenario, the toothpick injures someone and Henderson looks like a complete tool.
Here’s another pic of the ‘pick…
At the post fight press conference, Henderson was asked about the toothpick.
“I cannot confirm nor deny that. I normally do. I have been through practices, and when I spar, and when I fight. It’s a bad habit, but whatever. I have gotten away with it so far.”
Something tells me he won’t get away with it again. Nate Diaz was asked if he noticed Henderson fighting with a toothpick, and he was baffled. “I don’t know if he did, but that’s weird,” Diaz said.
Agreed. Here are the highlights from the fight…