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12/10/12 11:42 PM
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UFC Lightweight Ben Henderson had a fantastic performance at UFC On Fox 5 in his title defense against Nate Diaz. Henderson dominated Diaz through the 25 minute bout and he did it all with a toothpick in his mouth. In the post-fight interview, Joe Rogan asked Ben about having the toothpick to which the champ replied, "No, that would be dangerous", but it became clear at the press conference that he definitely had.

Speculation began immediately regarding how the Washington Athletic commission would respond to the champ bringing a foreign object into the cage with him. Brent Okamoto of ESPN.com revealed their decision Monday on Twitter:

Statement from Washington commission on Toothpickgate: We will not be investigating. We do not have any rules that address a toothpick.

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12/10/12 11:43 PM
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Lol @ no rules involving a toothpick. How surprising Phone Post
12/10/12 11:49 PM
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LilBrockonmychest -

I wonder if they have any rules that specifically address bringing a dildo into the cage?  Or a cannon?

Or a canon shaped dildo?
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12/10/12 11:53 PM
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So ladder match is ok then? Book it dana.
12/10/12 11:53 PM
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LilBrockonmychest -

I wonder if they have any rules that specifically address bringing a dildo into the cage?  Or a cannon?

Or a canon shaped dildo?
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Or a dildo shaped cannon? Phone Post
12/11/12 12:01 AM
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easedel - If a fighter could hide a dildo in his mouth, he more then likely could make more money doing gay porn.

LMAO! Post of the day.
12/11/12 1:34 AM
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Who the heck cares? It's a tooth pick! Worst case it goes through his own face and we can say sucks to be you.

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12/11/12 1:48 AM
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I can only imagine him getting hit, it getting dislodged and him inhaling it...

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12/11/12 1:50 AM
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It didn't affect the fight so they don't care.

But they aren't as smart as the internets. Phone Post
12/11/12 1:56 AM
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Mike easton must have been smuggling a full pack of toothpicks Phone Post
12/11/12 2:10 AM
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Between the panicked reaction Henderson had when confronted about the toothpick by Joe and the fact that his cornermen told him to hide the toothpick when it became visible in his mouth between rounds (rather than suggest he take it the fuck out of his mouth) I feel like something is up. WHY DID HE DENY HAVING IT INITIALLY?! WHY DID HIS CORNERMEN INSIST HE PUT IT BACK IN HIS MOUTH THAN REMOVING IT IMMEDIATELY? Phone Post
12/11/12 2:23 AM
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Why would he chew on it between each round? He consciously removed it from his mouth piece between each round instead of removing it? Why? Perhaps it was to feast on the delicious Amphetamine that had been previously absorbed into the toothpicks tiny fibers? Who knows! Phone Post
12/11/12 2:30 AM
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Performance Enhancing Toothpick.

More controversial than TRT.
12/11/12 2:57 AM
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When the comission/Ref pats down a fighter (like security at an airport) they also check behind the ears (lol) and get them to open their mouth (presumably for the guard) but surely a concealed sharp object falls under the commissions banned objects into the octogon? I mean if the toothpick was found say, behind the ear - it would be taken away right?..

12/11/12 3:35 AM
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kind of makes me wonder how unified these "unified rules" actually are.
12/11/12 3:46 AM
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wait.. let me bring my glue gun to the cage.. got rules for that? no? okay..... 

 

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12/11/12 3:48 AM
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JacT - I can only imagine him getting hit, it getting dislodged and him inhaling it...

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Exactly, could you imagine it getting stuck in his throat? Phone Post
12/11/12 11:48 AM
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Pretty sure he had that toothpick in all of his WEC and UFC fights. It never got stuck in his throat, or flew out and poked his opponent in the eye, or anything of the sort. And the idea of "PED-soaked toothpick" is so absurdly laughable that I sincerely hope that whoever mentions that is kidding or trolling, because I can't imagine how retarded you'd have to be to believe it.

Glad the AC shut the whole thing down. Much ado over nothing.
12/11/12 11:52 AM
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interesting.

12/11/12 12:02 PM
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People are so stupid! Endangering himself / opponent??? Get real, it is a fucking soggy toothpick, not a gun or knife.
12/11/12 12:14 PM
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would have been great for the sport if it had somehow ended up in his throat.

what would the Fox camera crew have done with that?
12/11/12 12:17 PM
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The commission dont know what the fuck they are doing if they have no infrastructure in place to screen foreign objects coming into the cage via a mouthpiece. Not saying the toothpick changed the outcome of the fight but food for thought: People have been bashing on Nate for throwing the finger mid fight stating that its not professional, yet the commission openly admit they dont care if people bring foreign objects into the cage hidden in the mouthpiece? Not very professional at all.

12/11/12 12:18 PM
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double post sorry.

12/11/12 12:21 PM
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It's no danger to anybody except Benson himself. But that's where things may get dicey, it may be considered an insurance liability if he gets hit in the right spot and sends it flying down his throat. The UFC and the commissions won't want to pay for a surgical toothpick removal. For this reason alone, it may possibly be banned under the guise of protecting the fighter. Certainly not for any danger to the opponent or *chuckle* PED use.

It may also be banned so that a precedent is not set. Dildo jokes aside, if a fighter is allowed to have a toothpick in his mouth, where is the line drawn? Are both wood and plastic toothpicks OK? What about cough drops? Bubblegum? Pennies?
12/11/12 12:24 PM
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Does it not bother anyone how ridiculous it is that they just dont care? Fuck them, their judges are terrible and they are just in it to take all the money, greedy pricks.


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