White responds to Streep’s remark for TMZ

January 9, 2017

Dana White has responded to Meryl Streep’s remark about mixed martial arts in her Golden Globe speech.  In an interview with TMZ, White called Streep an “uppity 80-year-old lady” in his response.

Streep is an accomplished 67-year-old actress that graduated from Yale.  Her comments were directed to President-elect Donald Trump and she made an offhand remark about mixed martial arts and football in the process.

Scott Coker invited Streep to Bellator 170 in Los Angeles as an offer for her to partake in an MMA event.  But mostly, for the free publicity it might garner (it may have worked, as MMA sites like this one took the bait).

While he tried to be even-handed in his rebuttal of the purported diss, he could not help himself with the “uppity” remark.

Michelle Waterson also provided a commentary on Streep’s speech in defense of MMA.

Payout Perspective:

Is MMA an art?  According to courts, no.  White’s rebuttal is more for PR consideration than anything else.  Ironically, he calls Streep’s reference to MMA as uneducated but does not know her age.  If he does, he makes a juvenile shot at her age.  Apparently, White needed to respond to the comments.  Waterson also took part as Streep’s remark which has been interpreted as pejorative as to MMA struck a chord within the ultrasensitive MMA community.

11 Responses to “White responds to Streep’s remark for TMZ”

  1. TOPS E on January 9th, 2017 11:56 PM

    Is there race issue in the UFC? Nobody talks about it….hahahaha….

  2. ETOPS on January 10th, 2017 6:14 AM

    Majority of the top guys are NOT white. Jones,DC,Rumble,DJ,Woodley,Diaz brothers,JDS,Overeem,Nunes,Silva,Pena,Cyborg,Aldo,Werdrum,Alvarez,RDA. I can go on and on. These are the top stars outside Conor,bisping,Lawler,Cowboy,Tate,Holm,PVZ and Rousey.

  3. d on January 10th, 2017 8:39 AM

    A lot of the top guys are white, but it is still very diverse.

  4. saldathief on January 10th, 2017 9:01 AM

    Fuk that liberal pos kunt.

  5. TOPS E on January 10th, 2017 12:49 PM

    Who are dw hype favorites? Hahaha

  6. TOPS E on January 10th, 2017 12:51 PM

    That they spent time and money to promote hahaha

  7. Wil on January 12th, 2017 4:24 AM

    “ultrasensitive mma community”….that is definitely an understatement. And yes, there are racial issues in the UFC, because there are racial issues in the USA. The racial issues I see are mainly standard “identity politics”….the same reason why Gerry Cooney was given A side treatment against Holmes, the same reason White markets Van Zant, Northcutt, McGregor, Rousey, as “stars”

  8. Random Dude on January 12th, 2017 6:20 PM

    I have no idea why people and MMA fans are so mad at Streep. I think people’s reading and listening comprehension abilities are very low.

  9. d on January 12th, 2017 8:58 PM

    What a surprise, Wil comes on here ranting with more of his racist comments. Nothing new.

  10. Wil on January 13th, 2017 4:18 AM

    Random Dude, I was thinking the same thing….which is of course the reason for Cruz’s “ultrasensitive mma community” comment.

  11. Diego on January 13th, 2017 10:38 AM

    “White markets Van Zant, Northcutt, McGregor, Rousey, as “stars”

    I don’t know about Van Zant and Northcutt but McGrefor and Rousey are definitely stars and have the PPVs to prove it.

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