DANA WHITE said Chris Rock ‘has a chin’ following Will Smith’s shock slap at the Oscars.
It came after the comic made a joke about Smith’s wife Jada on stage, sparking a furious reaction.
The Hollywood star proceeded to smack Rock – leaving those in attendance stunned.
Others found it amusing, including UFC president White, who tweeted: “FINALLY!!!!! there’s an #Oscars show worth watching.
“AND @chrisrock has a chin.”
YouTuber-turned prizefighter Jake Paul, 25, added: “Someone get me on the phone with Will Smiths boxing representative asap.”
The altercation followed after Rock said: “Jada, I love you, G. I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it.”
Demi Moore, 59, famously shaved her head for her role in the 1997 movie.
Jada, 50, on the contrary, has been struggling with hair loss for years due to her alopecia diagnosis, and last year decided to shave it all off.
Later, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum won Best Actor for his role as Richard Williams in King Richard.
Smith tearfully apologised to the Academy during his speech – but not to Rock.
He said: “I want to apologise to the Academy, I want to apologise to all my fellow nominees.
“This is a beautiful moment, and I’m not crying for winning an award.”