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Dana White Blasts ‘Uppity 80-Year-Old Woman’ Meryl Streep


Actress Meryl Streep gave her opinion of mixed martial arts (MMA) at the Golden Globes last night (Jan. 8, 2016), saying that it’s ‘not an art’. This comment has received quite a bit of attention throughout the MMA community and Bellator President Scott Coker even invited Streep to attend Jan. 21’s Bellator 170 in order to show her the true nature of the sport.

UFC President Dana White also commented on the matter when speaking to TMZ Sports earlier today (Jan. 9, 2016), although he wasn’t as cordial as Coker. In fact, White called Streep an ‘uppity’ 80-year-old woman and advised her to ‘change the channel’ if she wasn’t a fan of the sport:

“It’s not going to 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,” White said.

“If you really look at who follows the UFC and is into MMA, it’s everybody,” added White. “Like I said, I don’t expect an 80-year-old woman to be a big fan of MMA. If you don’t like it, change the channel.”

The UFC boss then said that mixed martial arts is certainly an art despite what Streep had to say about it:

“Of course it’s an art. The fighters, the men and the women, are so talented. They train their whole lives to become the best in the world and the people who get into the UFC are the elite of the elite. To say something stupid like that is like saying she’s not a talented actress, which she is.”

Do you agree with White’s comments?

  • F#ckhouse

    I hate it when I agree with Dana.

    • Arthur Clarke

      Think I slightly prefer how Scott Coker handled it, even if it is great publicity for him

  • ShawnKarr

    I think reading Dana Whites words o my reiterated Meryl Streeps point!
    MMA is definitely an art…but not the way UFC runs it.

    • leonaidis

      well, apparently entertainment, in any form is an art. And the ufc is all about entertainment, so you might be wrong.

      • ShawnKarr

        That’s a very loose definition of art. I guess we’re all artists then…I’m sure I was entertaining at some point in my life.

        • leonaidis

          Are you sure?? Perhaps you haven’t been, and that’s why you are not an artist?? 😉

          • ShawnKarr

            well, one time I dress like a pimp and threw a bottle at a hispanic guy, does that count?

    • Monster Rain

      You type like you’re drunk, asshole.

      • ShawnKarr

        I’m surprised you can type, y’all get internet at the trailer park?

  • aFriendlyAgenda

    Check it out,

    if acting is the arts,
    and MMA isn’t,

    I defy steven speilberg, and all the CGI in hollywood to help myrtle imitate it

    Its an easy non art

    Next thing you know myrtle is the 160 pound 180 years old champion

    And then I’ll eat my hat

  • doublehalf21

    He’s right. It’s def an art and it’s def not for everyone.

  • DevinaTheDemon

    Why does it matter what Meryl Streep thinks about mma? Acting is an art, and mma is an art. Just different forms of it. There’s always going to be people who thinks it’s only about two savages beating each other mindlessly in a cage and if they feel better about themselves by looking down on something they don’t even know, then have at it.
    But there’s always going to be the crowd that appreciates the hell out of it, too.
    We can live our merry lives on either side of the fence..

    • aFriendlyAgenda

      “Acting is an art, and mma is an art.”

      Not according to myrtyl streep

  • Arthur Clarke

    I’m not at all surprised that she has a slightly snobby but clearly misinformed view about Mma, she’s entitled to her view. I do think it’s funny though that she’s disparaging about a sport that has very prominent female stars, a gay world champion, and athletes from a range of cultures and countries (at least compared to some
    other sports) and her speech was all about diversity….so diversity when it’s something she likes but not to be acknowledged otherwise.

    • aFriendlyAgenda

      Smug liberals are quite humorous

  • duder

    whining white can only bully, he knows no class whatsoever. Go take a page from Coker’s book pls.