Meryl Streep Irks MMA, UFC Bosses With Dig At Golden Globes 2017 Speech

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Meryl Streep couldn’t possibly take a shot at the fighting game without receiving some backlash.

UFC president Dana White blasted Streep for what she said about mixed martial arts Sunday during her speech at the 2017 Golden Globe Award show.

“Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners,” Streep said. “If we kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.”

White responded Monday on TMZ Sports, calling the 67-year-old Streep, “(80 years) old, uppity” and not part of MMA’s target demographic.

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker also responded to Streep but did so with a carrot, instead of a stick.

Let this be a lesson: picking fights, intentionally or by mistake, can be hazardous to one’s reputation in the age of social media feuds.

Thumbnail photo via Paul Drinkwater/NBC via USA TODAY NETWORK

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