UFC’s John Dodson learns timing is everything in comedy

Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight contender John Dodson learned a lesson about timing and comedy on Thursday.

As tributes to dead celebrities Prince and Joanie “Chyna” Laurer poured in across social media, Dodson tried to get in on the action in his own unique way.

The 31-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico, native decided to make a joke many of his followers immediately deemed tasteless.

“RIP Chyna and Prince. 2 amazingly talented men,” Dodson posted.

Laurer was a groundbreaking professional wrestler who appeared on several reality shows in recent years.

His post was immediately met with mostly angry replies, though some followers appeared to find the joke humorous. Dodson almost immediately removed the post and blamed a typo for the outrage.

Laurer was a groundbreaking professional wrestler who appeared on several reality shows in recent years.

“My apologies my last tweet was a honest mistake #typo #nodisrespect,” he posted.

That didn’t stop the onslaught of angry social media users from delivering a barrage of responses to Dodson’s account.

Dodson moved back to bantamweight from flyweight last week, returning to 135 pounds with a 37-second knockout of Manny Gamburyan on Saturday.

Contact reporter Adam Hill at ahill@reviewjournal.com or 702-224-5509. Follow on Twitter: @adamhilllvrj

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