Michael B. Jordan Punches A Saturday Night Live Cast Member, Watch It Happen

See Michael B. Jordan punch Michael Longfellow for a Saturday Night Live promo.

By Sckylar Gibby-Brown | Updated

Michael B. Jordan may have spent a little too much time playing Adonis “Donnie” Creed for the Creed franchise, and Saturday Night Live actor Michael Longfellow is paying the price. In a hilarious ad promoting that the Creed III actor is hosting this week’s SNL episode, Jordan accidentally gets a little violent while channeling his most famous character. Watch as Jordan punches the SNL castmember and breaks his nose in the clip below:

The promo opens with Michael B. Jordan entering the sound stage of Studio 8H. Angelic music is playing, and Jordan is smiling while reflecting on the scene before him, that is, until Michael Longfellow sneaks up on the Black Panther star and startles him by tapping Jordan on the shoulder. Reflexively, Jordan responds by punching Longfellow in the face—not once, but twice. 

Immediately, Jordan apologizes and blames his reflexes on muscle memory before confirming that Longfellow’s nose is broken. Fortunately for Michael B. Jordan, Longfellow seems to forgive the actor for his outburst when Jordan admits that it’s his looks, not his talent, that gets him hired. Apparently, that’s something Longfellow can relate to, and the SNL comedian wanders off in search of the studio’s nurse.

The spot ends with Michael B. Jordan alone on the stage again as he finds a hilarious way to stop his violent eruptions in the future. 

Michael B. Jordan is hosting this week’s episode of SNL in order to promote the newest film in the Creed trilogy, Creed III, which will release in theaters on March 3. This will be the third and final time Jordan will play Donnie, the boxing champion trained by Rocky Balboa. Creed III will be the final installment of the boxing trilogy, which takes place in the same universe as Sylvester Stalone’s Rocky franchise and will also be Jordan’s directorial debut.

In the film, Michael B. Jordan’s Donnie is living a great life that gets interrupted when a childhood friend and former boxing champion, Dame Anderson (Jonathan Majors), is released from prison. When the two face off, it will become one of Donnie’s most important fights. In addition to Jordan and Majors, the film stars Tessa Thompson, Wood Harris, and Phylicia Rashad, reprising their roles from the previous two films, and Florian Munteanu, reprising his role from Creed II.

Michael B. Jordan will host this upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live, which will air on NBC at 11:30 pm and stream live on Peacock. The musical guest for this episode is Lil Baby, who has previously appeared on SNL with DJ Khaled alongside Lil Wayne, SZA, Meek Mill, and others during a tribute to the late Nipsey Hussle. This will be Lil Baby’s first time as a standalone musical guest for the sketch comedy series.

The upcoming episode also marks Michael B. Jordan’s debut as a Saturday Night Live host, though the actor got his start on television. Before performing in big blockbuster films like Creed and Fantastic Four (2015), the actor started his career in shows like The Wire (2002) and All My Children (2003-2006). Jordan also received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie when he produced Fahrenheit 451 in 2018.