The MMA community reacts to Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes

The MMA community reacts to Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes

MMA fans are very hard to please. They are critical and argumentative with each other and usually, complete strangers. If someone outside our hardcore community says something negative about MMA, the wrath that fans rain down is of biblical proportions. Yesterday, it poured on Meryl Streep.

Meryl Streep accepted an achievement award at the Golden Globes and turned it into her own political agenda. Streep had a message for Donald Trump. Somehow, mixed martial arts found its way into the conversation.

“If you kick em all out (foreigners) you’ll have nothing left to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.”

Oh no she di’int!

What ensued next was an online wave of MMA fans, fighters, and personalities going in hard on Streep. Forget her message of peace and empathy. All walks of life who love MMA, only saw “martial arts is not the arts.”

The MMA community reacts to Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes

https://twitter.com/ArdaOcalTV/status/818293959386689536

If there is anything positive to take from this, it’s that Meryl Streep used the term ‘mixed martial arts’. 10 years ago she would have said ‘UFC’. Alas, we’ve made some progress.