Credit to YouTube user bentleysuper8, who uploaded the video. Former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson has been known to fight with a toothpick in his mouth, usually doing a good job of hiding it. There are times the camera catches a quick glimple of it, but at this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 79 in Seoul where he defeated Jorge Masvidal via split decision, we saw his toothpick fly right out of his mouth following a punch Masvidal landed. “Bendo” continued to fight as if nothing happened, and referee Herb Dean quickly picked the toothpick up and went on refereeing the contest, as the rulebook does not have a section for toothpicks. As veteran MMA official Rob Hinds has mentioned, what Henderson has been doing could prove to be dangerous and potentially cause problems for a State Athletic Commission and the promotion for which he competes for. Being a free agent following the Masvidal bout and ready to test the market, it is possible we may have seen the last of “Smoove” inside the Octagon.
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