Meryl Streep takes Jab at Mixed Martial Arts, MMA Community Responds

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Meryl Streep received a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, and during her acceptance speech took the opportunity to low blow to the world of Mixed Martial Arts.

“…Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners, and if you kick ’em all out — you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts — which are not the arts! said Streep.

Streep was in the process of slamming President-elect Donald Trump about his views on immigration when she seemed to imply that mixed martial arts lacked diversity, before voicing her opinion that the sport lacked the characteristics of ‘the arts.’

Five of the current 11 UFC Champions, including Amanda Nunes, Michael Bisping, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, José Aldo, and Conor McGregor,  were born outside of the United States.

The mixed martial arts community reacted to Streep’s snub on twitter:

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https://twitter.com/JESnowden/status/818299104434470913

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