Morning Report: Will Smith’s slap on Chris Rock at Oscars: The Fighters React: “Chris Rock is a Chin”


On Sunday night at the Oscars, Will Smith slapped comedian Chris Rock for making a joke at the expense of his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.

During a monologue, Rock told Pinkett Smith, “Jada, I love you, G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it,” making fun of Pinkett’s shaved head. Pinkett Smith has previously spoken about struggles with hair loss and appeared obviously displeased with the joke, and moments later her husband walked on stage and slapped Rock, reportedly saying “Keep my wife’s name out your f****** mouth” as he returned to his seat.

The incident went viral quickly and the MMA community reacted on social media. Some people praised Rock for his ability to take a shot and some made jokes about Jorge Masvidal’s attack on Colby Covington. Others simply commented on a situation which seems to be more at home at World MMA Awards rather than the Oscars.

Shortly after the incident, Smith returned to the stage, this time to accept the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams, in the movie King Richard.


Results. Curtis Blaydes knocked out Chris Daukaus in the the second round at UFC Columbus.

Results. Demetrious Johnson submits Rodtang Jitmuangnon in special rules fight; Angela Lee, Adriano Moraes defend belts at ONE X.

Busy. Nate Diaz publicly requests UFC release: ‘I got s*** to do’.

Callout. Curtis Blaydes knows beating Stipe Miocic means more than a win over Ciryl Gane: ‘He’s the GOAT’.

War. Matt Brown reacts to bloody war with ‘f****** soldier’ Bryan Barberena at UFC Columbus.

Contract. Bryan Barberena seeks new contract or retirement after last fight at UFC Columbus: ‘Dana White, let’s talk’.

Money. Jake Paul says he’s serious about Conor McGregor callout for UFC fight: ‘I’m knocking him out — first round’.

Allegations. Chael Sonnen allegedly choked, struck man, left woman ‘tasting blood in her mouth’ after assault.


UFC Columbus Post Show.

UFC Columbus Post-Fight Presser.

Israel Adesanya reacts to Kai Kara-France’s fight at UFC Columbus.

Aljamain Sterling showing his progression in the UFC.

The latest episode of the Smesh Bros.


On To The Next One. Matches to make following UFC Columbus.


UFC Columbus reactions.

Almost there.

Both men compete at welterweight.


Raquel Pennington (13-8) vs. Aspen Ladd (9-2); UFC 273, April 9.

Grant Dawson (17-1-1) vs. Jared Gordon (18-4); UFC Vegas 53, April 30.

Casey O’Neill (9-0) vs. Jessica Eye (15-10, 1 NC); UFC 276, July 2.

Sean Strickland (25-3) vs. Alex Pereira (5-1); UFC 277, July 30.


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