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UFC on FOX 5 results: Ben Henderson fought Nate Diaz with a toothpick in his mouth

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Lost in the shuffle of four amazing main card performances at last night's (Dec. 8, 2012) UFC on Fox 5 event was the fact that Ben Henderson, who defeated Nate Diaz to retain his title, apparently did so with a toothpick in his mouth.

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Post #1   12/10/12 12:19:15AM   

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If this is true this could be ruled a no contest. I was at some fights cornering 1 of my guys and some guy had something in his mouth not sure if it was gum or what but there is a list of what you can take in the cage Anything else is a DQ. Might just be in my state but I wonder what the commission will have to say.

Post #2   12/10/12 12:59:36AM   

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I asked 1 of his training partners about though I guess nothing has been said so it must be Indiana we have a lot of rules that are different.

Post #3   12/10/12 1:12:05AM   

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His manager told Ariel that he handed him the toothpick when he ran over to the cage to hug him after the fight. I'm pretty sure he's just covering and Benson obviously didn't admit it in the post fight so I'm imagining nothing will come of it more than more stringent checks in the future.

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Posted by deck15

If this is true this could be ruled a no contest. I was at some fights cornering 1 of my guys and some guy had something in his mouth not sure if it was gum or what but there is a list of what you can take in the cage Anything else is a DQ. Might just be in my state but I wonder what the commission will have to say.



That would be Terrible to see that fight get ruled a no contest or a DQ. A rule like that in Washington could have screwed bendo

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Dangerous and stupid thing to do. They need to make sure this doesn't happen again. It could be dangerous for Bendo and his opponent.

But I hope they don't go after him for this.

Post #6   12/10/12 9:23:11AM   

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Well the only real danger would be to Ben, he could accidentally swallow it or it could have poked through his gums or cheek.
But he should have just told Joe Rogan that his corner gave it to him at the finish of the fight just to cover his ass. I can see this potentially blowing up into something ridiculous.

Post #7   12/10/12 9:34:51AM   

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Bendo is a big Razor Ramone fan. Kind of strange if you ask me. What with Razor being a convicted murderer and all.

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I don't know what Benson was thinking pulling something dangerous like that...even if he is a Razor Ramon fan. (who just for clarification usually threw his toothpick at his opponent and didn't keep it in his mouth and also is not, in fact, a convicted murderer)

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Posted by thepitbull00

I don't know what Benson was thinking pulling something dangerous like that...even if he is a Razor Ramon fan. (who just for clarification usually threw his toothpick at his opponent and didn't keep it in his mouth and also is not, in fact, a convicted murderer)



Oh yeah... Guess he was never convicted but he did admit to murderin the dude.

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Guys, hes fought with it in for awhile now. Its never been a problem. He doesnt fight with it hanging out thus no harm to his opponent. Im fine with it

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But if the toothpick came out it could hurt his opponent. Or if he was getting choked he just might be tempted to poke him with it.

It's just dumb thing to do. There's no upside that I can see.

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Posted by bjj1605

But if the toothpick came out it could hurt his opponent. Or if he was getting choked he just might be tempted to poke him with it.

It's just dumb thing to do. There's no upside that I can see.

He could just as well poke him in the eye with his finger or spit his mouth piece out and bite him but I don't see either of those happening either

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Posted by BillsNewAccount

Bendo is a big Razor Ramone fan. Kind of strange if you ask me. What with Razor being a convicted murderer and all.



Wrong, the charges were dropped. He did kill someone, with his personal gun, it was in self defense though. So yeah on

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Personally i think he did it to make a statement , fighting a boxer the caliber of Diaz then pulling out an intact toothpick , gotta be a kick in the pants to Diaz

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