Sport Dana White rips Meryl Streep after actress bashes MMA

22:20  09 january  2017
22:20  09 january  2017 Source:   Larry Brown Sports

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Dana White says Meryl Streep is an "uppity 80-year-old lady" who was completely WRONG when she took a shot at MMA during the Golden Globes. We spoke with the UFC honcho about Meryl 's comments Sunday night -- when she was ripping Donald Trump's immigration plans and said if we kick out foreigners, "you'll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts , which are not the arts." White objects in a BIG WAY -- calling the dig at his sport "stupid" and "uneducated."

Dana White calls Meryl Streep 'uppity 80-year-old lady' over MMA comment. Actress Meryl Streep 's Golden Globes speech Sunday has garnered global attention, including from the mixed martial arts community. Streep 's speech was aimed at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his mimicking of a disabled news reporter, but it also included a brief shot at the sport of MMA .

Dana White was not pleased to hear a famous actress trashing his sport. © Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports Dana White was not pleased to hear a famous actress trashing his sport.

Award-winning actress Meryl Streep blasted Donald Trump in an acceptance speech that lasted more than five minutes at the Golden Globes Sunday night. UFC president Dana White is a known Trump supporter, but you can’t blame him for taking offense to one of the things Streep mentioned in her monologue.

While driving her point home about the diversity in Hollywood, Streep decided to take a shot at mixed martial arts.

“Hollywood is crawling with foreigners and outsiders,” she said. “If we kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.”

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Actress Meryl Streep 's Golden Globes speech Sunday has garnered global attention, including from the mixed martial arts community. Streep 's speech was aimed at U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his mimicking of a disabled news reporter, but it also included a brief shot at the sport of MMA . UFC president Dana White responded to the dig in an interview with TMZ.

Meryl Streep has won the Oscar for best actress at the Academy Award ceremony currently taking place at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Streep saw off a field containing fellow veteran Glenn Close, as well as younger actors Viola Davis, Rooney Mara and Michelle Williams. This is the second time Streep has won the best actress Oscar, after winning in 1983 for Sophie's Choice, and has been nominated a further 11 times.

On Monday, White fired back at Streep.

“It’s not gonna be everybody’s thing, and the last thing in the world I expect is an uppity 80-year-old lady to be in our demographic and love mixed martial arts,” he told TMZ. “If you really look at who follows the UFC and mixed martial arts, it’s everybody. I don’t expect an 80-year-old woman to be a fan of MMA.”

When asked if MMA is an art, White said there is no question.

“Of course it’s an art. These fighters, the men and women, are so talented,” he replied. “They train their whole lives to become the best in the world. Saying something stupid like that is like saying (Streep) is not a talented actress, which she is.

“I’m not a big fan of golf. That doesn’t mean people should stop watching it. If you don’t like it, change the channel.”

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Streep ’s little rant did NOT go over well with conservatives. You know, that entire half of our country that voted Trump into the White House. That enormous sector of society that buys at least half the tickets for those movies Streep stars in. And insulting conservatives from inside her privileged glass bubble could hurt her future movie prospects. “ Actress Meryl Streep uses her Lifetime Achievement Award speech to bash @realDonaldTrump.

Of course, White wasn’t alone. Scott Coker, the president of Bellator MMA, wrote a letter to Streep inviting her to an upcoming event so she can witness how “truly artistic” the sport is.

In case you were wondering, Streep is 67. She probably won’t appreciate White adding 13 years onto her age.

We doubt it’s a coincidence that Streep chose football and mixed martial arts to illustrate her point, especially given the history of people like White and this popular football player supporting the president-elect. Still, her insult seemed a bit off-base. Like football players and MMA fighters, Streep is in the entertainment business. Her message would have been the same without bashing the two sports.

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