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Video: Meryl Streep takes slight dig at MMA during Golden Globes, Bellator’s Coker responds

Meryl Streep took a slight dig at MMA during her speech at the Golden Globe Awards.

74th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Press Room Photo by Venturelli/WireImage

Meryl Streep was given the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 2017 Golden Globes. During her acceptance speech, the accomplished actress took aim at Donald Trump, and also gave a slight dig at football and mixed martial arts in the process.

“Who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places,” Streep said, before citing numerous actors who were born and raised in different countries and backgrounds.

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

Although it was a pretty mild diss on the two sports, and a short line from a very long speech about Trump and free press, the remark still made made many MMA fans, analysts, and even fighters irate and buzzing on social media.

Bellator President Scott Coker also decided to send an open letter, inviting the actress to one of their upcoming MMA events.

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