Conor McGregor's coach has hit out at Meryl Streep after she criticised Mixed Martial Arts in her speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday.
The Oscar winning actress said that MMA is not 'the arts' - and that if Hollywood wasn't as culturally diverse, it's all that would be left to watch.
In a post on Facebook, John Kavanagh said that the arts aren't superior to sport and that MMA has probably helped a lot more people than the expensive drama schools she attended.
Read his full statement here.
''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!!? 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!''