What’s the story?
“It’s not going to be everybody’s thing, and the last thing I expect is for an uppity 80-year-old lady to be in our demographic and love mixed martial arts.” he said.
He also added “Of course [MMA] is an art. These fighters, these men and women, are so talented. They train their whole lives to be the best in the world”
Here is a video of White attacking Streep for her MMA dig:
In case you didn’t know...
The Academy Award winning actress in her Golden Globe award acceptance speech had taken a dig on the sport of mixed martial arts. She had claimed that mixed martial arts is not an art. Her comments received a lot of negative backlash from combat sports fans and from sports lovers around the globe.
The heart of the matter
Streep’s comments about mixed martial arts highlighted her ignorance towards the sport. White is the president of UFC which is the premier mixed martial arts organization in the world. So his comments slamming the actress for her dig on the sport are justified. He also highlights Streep’s ignorance about the sport. White’s outburst and comments have voiced the anger of a lot of MMA fans.
The American actress has been receiving a lot of flak from the fans. Some fans have even asked for an apology. However, no official statements have yet been made by Streep or her management on this controversy. It’s still to be seen how the highly respected actress will respond to this controversy.
Streep’s comments prove that she has not watched much MMA fights. As White highlights her comments about the sports prove that she is ignorant about it. Other prominent MMA personalities such as Scott Coker, Megan Olivi, etc have also criticized the actress for her comments.Published 11 Jan 2017, 03:51 IST