MMA world reacted to the viral and shocking moment when Will Smith punched Chris Rock at the oscars over a tasteless joke

Little did the host of Oscars 2022, world renowned comedian Chris Rock know that his jokes would have some serious repercussion. The world was dumbfounded when Will Smith rushed to the stage to punch Chris Rock who poked fun at his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.

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Dana White, UFC President gives a speech during 2019 UFC Performance Institute Panel and UFC Fight Night Shenzhen Press Conference (Photo by Yifan Ding/Getty Images)

Rock appeared on stage to present the Oscar for documentary feature and made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith being in “G.I. Jane” because of her shaved head. Pinkett Smith announced last year she shaved her head after struggling with alopecia.

Smith then took the stage to punch Rock. Although it appeared to be a joke at first, Smith returned to his seat and yelled at Rock, “Keep my wife’s name out of your mouth!”

UFC president Dana White was amongst the first to react to this viral moment. Several people have criticized the Oscars in the past for showing favoritism and being too predictable. However this moment grabbed everyone’s attention.

White tweeted by saying,

‘FINALLY!!!!! there’s an #Oscars show worth watching. AND
has a chin’

Fighters and MMA journalists react to the viral moment

Several fighters and MMA journalists were quick to jump on to the trending news, and many even commended Rock for his poker face and rock chin.

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