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Dana White Reacts To Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock On Stage At The Oscars

Josh Lawless

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Dana White Reacts To Will Smith Slapping Chris Rock On Stage At The Oscars

Dana White has praised Chris Rock's chin after the comedian was slapped by Will Smith on stage at the Oscars.

Rock was presenting the gong for 'Best Documentary' at this year's Academy Awards in Hollywood but a joke made about Smith's wife Jada prompted him to get up out of his seat and hit him across the face in front of a stunned audience in attendance and around the world.


Smith trotted back down to his seat as if nothing had happened, with Rock saying, "Will Smith just smacked the s**t out of me."

Smith responded by twice saying," Keep my wife's name out your f**king mouth."

"I'm going to," said Rock, who had made reference to Jada's hair with a G.I. Jane jibe.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The incident, which happened just before Smith won the award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Serena and Venus Williams' father in 'King Richard', sent social media into overdrive.

And UFC head honcho White simply had to weigh in. On Twitter, he wrote: "FINALLY!!!!! there's an #Oscars show worth watching. AND @chrisrock has a chin".

Meanwhile, Jake Paul, who has been feuding with White for a while now, said he would offer both Rock and Smith $15 million each to fight on his undercard in August.

Some fans had even urged Paul's brother Logan to sign Smith to his 'Slap Fighting Championships' promotion he runs alongside Hollywood legend and former strongman Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Former UFC champions Jon Jones and Michael Bisping were also quick to react to the slap heard around the world.

If White isn't working on getting the pair to mix it up inside the Octagon then he's seriously missing a trick.

And if he is, he needs to move fast because you just know Vince McMahon is seeing dollar signs for WWE.

Topics: Jon Jones, UFC, Will Smith, MMA, Dana White

Josh Lawless
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