Dana White Blasts Meryl Streep’s MMA Slight at Golden Globe Awards

January 9, 2017
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Dana White & Meryl StreepStoried actress Meryl Streep used her time at the 74th Golden Globe Awards to send a message about U.S. President Elect Donald Trump. She took a sideswipe at mixed martial arts in the process.

Streep was in attendance on Sunday to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. In accepting the award, the 67-year-old actress used much of her time for a commentary on President Elect Trump. 

As part of her comments on immigration, Streep noted, “Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and 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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Streep’s comments, of course, ruffled the feathers of those in the mixed martial arts world, including UFC president Dana White and Bellator president Scott Coker.

Coker went so far as to invite Streep to Bellator 170, which takes place on Jan. 21 in Los Angeles, noting in a Twitter statement, “(Mixed martial artists) come from every country and every walk of life. We at Bellator support them and honor their skill.”

White, in a response to TMZ Sports, called Streep an “uppity 80-year-old lady,” but also said he didn’t expect her to be a fan of mixed martial arts, while defending his sport as an art.

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  • Androsterone Silva

    Not everyone is going to respect MMA. Get over it people.

    • aFriendlyAgenda

      That doesn’t bother me,
      too many people having respect for braindead hollywood celebrities does

      • Androsterone Silva

        Donald Trump is the President Elect, so yeah, I’d have to agree with you.

  • Mr. Gourmet

    Dana is a trump.

    • aFriendlyAgenda

      And a hardworking Mack

      meryl creep is a hillary and a spoiled race-baiter

  • InTheColosseumTonight

    She-Devil was art…? Hollywood is on the way out, it hasnt had anything new, or interesting to say in a decade. Sport provides better drama, than 90% of films these days. Streep is in her Deniro-esque paid-retirement phase.

    • aFriendlyAgenda

      But at least Deniro made some good movies before he cashed in his chips

      • InTheColosseumTonight

        He certainly did that. Streep has always been too cold for my tastes. That is what Hollywood values. Stoic, emothionless, pretentious performances and films to match. Mad Max : Fury Road is the only thing I can think that I have seen from Hollywood in the last 10 years that will be remembered 10 years from now.

        • Eyes OnPies

          Mad max Fury Road was a polished turd, it looked nice.

          • InTheColosseumTonight

            When you polish a turd you only get to more layers of poo, so it wouldn’t look nicer, just like more turd, that is how the crude expression is meant. Star Wars Force awakens could be called a polished turd since it is still based upon a basterdized akira kurosawa plot from the 1950s with silly looking aliens and technology that has no root in science, with a fresh coat of paint and the latest cgi, it still looks like crap. I would say Mad Max 4 is more like a polished chrome forehead [sprays teeth]; OH WHAT A DAY, WHAT A LOVELY DAY!!

        • aFriendlyAgenda

          Fury Road was Aussie

          I think it was paid for by hollywood,
          but Aussie bred

  • TheCerealKiller

    I’m a right down the middle swing voter. As of late, the left has moved so far left, that I look like a Republican and yet I have not moved from my position. I’m really growing to like the term “snowflake”, it describes these people so well.

  • tomorrowclear

    It’s certainly easy to see why Dana’s a Trumpster. He takes the bait and engages in the same sort of Twitter wars like Donny.

  • runner2300

    Who’s Meryl Streep?

    • aFriendlyAgenda

      The new hillary

  • aFriendlyAgenda

    What is she wearing?

    A low cut bedazzled sport coat jacket?

    How progresive

    • aFriendlyAgenda

      She should just change her name to Marve

  • Broken_bad

    She needs to shut her whore mouth.

  • BigE

    living in a bubble and pretending to be someone else all your life is not art either.