"F**k off." John Kavanagh responds to Meryl Streep's comments about MMA at the Golden Globes
The MMA coach wasn't pleased with Streep's quotes about the sport.
Meryl Streep's speech against Donald Trump at the Golden Globes was praised by a lot of people, but the Hollywood icon has also been widely criticised for her views on MMA.
During Sunday's event, the 19-time Oscar nominated actress said the following about MMA: "Who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places. 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.”
During an interview with TMZ, Dana White hit back at Streep by saying: "It's not going to be everybody's thing, and the last thing I expect is an uppity 80-year-old lady to be in our demographic and love mixed martial arts.
"If you really look at who follows the UFC and is in to mixed martial arts, it's everybody. Like I said: I don't expect an 80-year-old woman to be a big fan of mixed martial arts. And listen, everybody's into whatever they're... I'm not a big fan of golf. Doesn't mean people should stop watching it. If you don't like it, change the channel.”
Another person who isn't pleased with Streep's comments is Conor McGregor's coach, John Kavanagh.
On his Facebook page, the SBG Head Coach stated: "A lot has been made of Meryl Streep's 'calling out' of Mixed Martial Arts as not being 'the arts'. She's 100% right, it's sport. I was just impressed she said mixed martial arts and not 'cage fighting'. People probably got a little defensive with the way she was clearly saying 'the arts' were so much superior to 'sport'. What would we ever do without Hollywood!!?"
Kavanagh added: "The great American writer Joseph Campbell said the closest he ever came to a truly spiritual experience was through athletics. I wouldn't like to think of one activity better than the other - sport or art. Just do whatever you enjoy. I think people's main issue with her teary well acted speech was that she tried to pass herself, and the rest of her ultra rich and ultra entitled liberal friends, off as 'an outsider'.
"Yes Meryl, you're just like an illegal immigrant or starving refugee. Fuck off. Just carry on adding to your 100s of millions you've earned from playing pretend. You've known nothing but extreme wealth and privilege your whole life, so don't look down your nose at sport which has probably helped a lot more people than the expensive drama schools you attended. Happy Tuesday haha!" he added.