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UFC's Dana White fires back at 'stupid' Meryl Streep comments

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UFC president Dana White responded to comments made by actress Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes on Sunday. (John Locher/AP Photo)

UFC president Dana White responded to comments made by actress Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes on Sunday. (John Locher/AP Photo)

UFC president Dana White has a bone to pick with Meryl Streep.

At the Golden Globes on Sunday, the 67-year-old Hollywood actress commented about the political climate under U.S. president-elect Donald Trump in a wide-ranging speech that included the entertainment industry, foreigners and freedom of the press.

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

White, never shy about defending the rapidly growing sport, went on the offensive on Monday.

"Of course it's an art," White told TMZ Sports. "These fighters, the men and women are so talented. They train their whole lives to become the best in the world and the people who get into the UFC are the elite of the elite.

"Saying something stupid like that is like saying that she's not a talented actress, which she is. She's a very talented actress."



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