UFC Champion Benson Henderson Used to Fight Toothpick In His Mouth

Benson Henderson is certainly one of the most acomplished UFC lightweights of all time.

Henderson has three title defense in the lightweight division and wins over UFC stars such as Nate Diaz, Donald Cerrone, Frankie Edgar, Jorge Masvidal.

Benson Henderson has had many victories in UFC octagon and his celebration was certainly iconic.

After his title defense against Nate Diaz, Benson Henderson took out a toothpick from his mouth during his celebration, which shocked a lot of fans.

As per the rules, the fighters can only have a mouth guard in their mouths.

Even though it was a controversial move, Henderson never faced any backlash from UFC over it.

Explaining the reason behind having a toothpick in his mouth during the fight, Henderson has said: "There is no real deal with the toothpicks, it's just a bad habit I suppose. Sometimes I probably should not do. I shouldn't have it in during practice, shouldn't have it in a lot of sparring but should not have it in during other activities. But it is what it is."

Even Benson henderson's wife Maria Magana certainly hated this habit. Henderson once said: "My wife does hate it. She always had to take it out."

Benson Henderson is currently one of the biggest stars in Bellator's lightweight division.