UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson initially played dumb when asked by Joe Rogan about a toothpick being in his mouth during his title defense with Nate Diaz at UFC on Fox 5.
However, when asked about it during the post-fight show on Fuel TV, Henderson could no longer deny the fact.
It’s a bad habit of mine. I started doing it when I was younger, when I started wrestling in high school and college. My coach would just look at me and shake his head. I just kept doing it. It is what it is. I know one of these days I’ll probably choke on it, but hopefully I won’t choke and die.
Several pictures were posted online following Henderson’s win showing a toothpick hanging out of his mouth. “Smooth” constantly is seen with it during interviews, but this is the first time it has been caught on film during a match.