Coker invites Streep to Bellator 170

January 8, 2017

Jumping on the possibility of receiving mainstream possibility from an off-hand remark made by Meryl Streep during her acceptance speech at The Golden Globes Sunday night, Scott Coker sent out an invitation for her to attend Bellator’s event on January 21st.

Streep, making a statement with her speech on immigration, made a flippant remark that if the new administration were to curb foreigners from American we would be left with the “NFL and mixed martial arts.”  She added that football and MMA were not the arts.

Coker sent out a statement via twitter soon after her comments made it to social media:

Payout Perspective:

Kudos for Streep for naming the sport and not the “UFC” when referring to the sport.  For those that took her comments as a biting criticism of MMA, you are too sensitive.  As for Coker’s comments, it’s a chance at mainstream PR and an added talking point for Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz to promote.  It’s unlikely Streep will attend the event in Inglewood on January 21 but it was a chance to get the name and event in the news.

5 Responses to “Coker invites Streep to Bellator 170”

  1. TOPS E on January 8th, 2017 11:15 PM

    What did she mean? Is it the same as dw favorites? Same profile? Hahahaha

  2. TOPS E on January 8th, 2017 11:17 PM

    Or did she meant it that it is also a sport in the u.s. ? Not global i mean….hahaha

  3. mmaguru on January 9th, 2017 9:21 AM

    actors gonna talk out of their league
    promoters gonna promote

  4. Cutch on January 9th, 2017 2:29 PM

    The comment wasn’t a slur on either sport, it was a liberal comment and Football being the biggest US sport and MMA having the words Arts in it.

    She was just talking basically if you take away the Arts you are just left with Sport, while Streep is an amazing actress and I would say what she does is art, half the crap out of Hollywood wouldn’t pass the same test

  5. Cutch on January 9th, 2017 2:38 PM

    Tops there is two Brazilian, 1 Brit, one Irish man & one Polish Girl, out of the 10 current main champions, Khabib will probably fight for a interim belt and the Women’s featherweight title is between an American & a Dutch girl, hardly just America.

    Thats just the UFC

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