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Photo: Benson Henderson submitted Brandon Thatch with a toothpick in his mouth

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Ben Henderson had a toothpick in his mouth during the entire bout.

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Ben Henderson moved up in weight to save a card, and he put on an amazing performance as he submitted a much bigger man who was hurting him earlier on. It was an impressive showing, but apparently he did all that with a toothpick in his mouth the entire time.

As soon as he finished the submission, Benson stood up and popped the tooth pick out of his mouth as shown on our screenshot above.

6th Round - Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch

Two years ago, Henderson beat Diaz and did the same thing. Here's what he had to say about training and competing with a 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."

I guess the commission missed it again this time.

For more on the contest, check out our live blog of the evening.