On June 10th, Justin Bieber posted a tweet challenging Tom Cruise to a fight in the UFC Octagon, saying: “Tom if you don’t take this fight your scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight?” 14 days later, we still have no idea why Bieber wants to fight Tom Cruise, but it seems that his team are going ahead in trying to set up this truly surreal encounter.
TMZ’s reporting that Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun has been in conference with the co-CEO of the company that owns UFC, Ari Emanuel, and UFC President Dana White. The pair seem extremely hyped up for this clash of the titans, too, with Emanuel saying that this “would be an epic fight that needs to happen” and White being “100% down with it.”
Earlier in the week, White also explained that putting this fight on would be a no-brainer and would be the easiest event he’s ever promoted in his career. Apparently, Cruise may be up for it too, with the UFC President saying:
“I’m not going to say any names, but I’m just 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 that Tom Cruise would do the fight. And I told them, I’ll tell you this: If that’s true, and if everybody involved in this thing really wants to do it, we can talk.”
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I don’t know what’s going through Bieber’s fame and weed-addled brain these days, but Tom Cruise would absolutely murder him in a fight. The actor was a talented wrestler in his high school days and has gone through combat training for many, many action films (and he notoriously takes doing his own stunts very seriously).
That said, Bieber isn’t necessarily some coddled rich boy, as he’s trained in combat and no less than Floyd Mayweather once claimed that he had the skills to be an MMA champion. But even so, I can’t see any scenario that doesn’t involve Cruise leaving a vaguely Bieber shaped smear on the floor of the Octagon.
At the time of writing, Tom has yet to respond to the challenge. Perhaps he’s simply too classy to lower himself to playground taunting or perhaps he’s simply biding his time until Justin Bieber‘s guard is down, and then *wham* the old Xenu pile-driver out of nowhere.