Scott Coker Takes the High Road in Response to Meryl Streep
By Edward Carbajal
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For those that watched the Golden Globe Awards Sunday night, you may be hearing varied reactions to Meryl Streep’s speech that was directed at our president elect. In targeting him she chose to disparage two sports many Americans watch, one of them being Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).
While many took offense that she chose to attack a sport that has been called an art for a long time, MMA promoter and martial artist, Scott Coker took the high road to respond to the actress’s remarks by inviting her to Bellator 170.
On average, it can take ten years for anyone to truly master a martial art. Sure athleticism counts for a lot and martial artists can shine and progress in a few years, but even when that happens they find there is always more to learn and master. Once that happens, they can coach, teach and pass on the knowledge of that art to others looking to learn.
Enter the Dragon has a popular scene between teacher and student where Bruce Lee is teaching a young martial artist how to deliver a technique and he tells him, “You need emotional content.” Is that not what actor’s do when they play roles on stage or screen and call it art? Don't they provide emotional content for entertainment?
How many fight fans think she will show up at Bellator 170 on January 21? If she does, what will she say? She may make light of men and women trying to physically best each other in the cage. Or, she may become a fan like many of the other Hollywood elite are, some of them even have an ownership stake in the sport if you look at the WME-IMG purchase of the UFC.
Do you think she did her homework for her speech? Or is she so disconnected from the average American she was snubbing her nose at sports people make their living off of? Please comment below.
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