Pop singer Justin Bieber took to Twitter to “challenge” actor Tom Cruise in a fight in the octagon last week. Very bizarre! We know… But it happened, and now according to UFC President Dana White, this could actually happen.
However, movie action hero extraordinaire, Tom Cruise, has yet to respond to the Bieber tweet. But, let’s backtrack now, since in the rather strange tweet, the ‘What Do You Mean’ singer issued a challenge to fight Cruise and asked Dana White if he could be put on the bout, in the Twitter tagging process.
“I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to a fight in the octagon. Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight? @danawhite?” Bieber tweeted.
Also, according to Bieber, Tom Cruise owns a scared. Didn’t realise you could own a “scared,” let alone misspell, “you’re” in such way, making one question if the singer has quite mastered the English language just yet. But, we digress… as you get the idea.
I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight? @danawhite ?
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 10, 2019
UFC president, Dana White talked about the tweet to TMZ and he revealed that he’s already taken phone calls from people who claim both Bieber and Cruise are interested in the fight.
“I’m gonna tell you something interesting…lots of people will talk about fighting somebody in the UFC or something like that. Whether it’s NFL players or celebrities, it happens a lot. I saw it like everybody else did and didn’t pay much attention to it,” he explained.
“I’m not going to say any names, but I’m going to tell you that I got a phone call from a couple of real guys who said that they really do want to do this fight and they believe Tom Cruise would do the fight. I told them, ‘I’ll tell you this, if that’s true…If that’s true and everybody involved in this thing wants to do it, we can talk.”
However, White did not confirm whether anything was actually happening to get both stars in the ring. Also, Tom Cruise has not publicly responded to the viral tweet, but Bieber confessed that he was only joking when he posted it.
“It was just a random tweet. I do that stuff sometimes,” the singer told TMZ. “I think he would probably whoop my ass in a fight. He’s got that dad strength.”
Despite this revelation, White seems hopeful that this fight will still go ahead and that he would be an “idiot not to make this fight” and that “anything is possible these days.”
He also joked that the fight would be the easiest one to promote of his entire career, considering it would be between two stars, so promotion would hardly need any effort and the fight would definitely sell itself, in no time.
But the most important thing – if this fight were to go ahead, who would you have your money on? Would you be backing Bieber or are you most aware that Tom Cruise’s special move might be the rage filled outburst hidden within the Scientology teachings of mister David Miscavige, which would surely send Justin down to the canvas in ‘Round One?’
Let us know who you think will reign victorious, should these most unlikely of celebrities face off in the Octagon. Or do you need the tale of the tape? Either way, we’d be happy to hear your views on the potential celebrity UFC fight of the century, so comment away below!
Story by Emily Clark
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