So, for the stranger news… pop star Justin Bieber, 25, challenged A-list actor Tom Cruise, 56, to a UFC fight on Twitter over a week ago and the former wanted UFC President Dana White to set it up.
This even caught the attention of Irish fighter Conor McGregor, who was offering to host the fight. But, it turned out Bieber said he was just kidding when asked about it. He even said Tom Cruise would whoop his ass.
So, the whole thing died down pretty quickly but according to Dana White, the fight should happen!
White talked with TMZ about the challenge and explained he received a phone call leading him to believe the fight could actually happen…
“Obviously, I saw it like everybody else did and I didn’t pay much attention to it. It picked up a lot of steam and it’s everywhere. 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 Tom Cruise would do the fight. If that’s true and everyone involved in this thing really wants to do it, we can talk.”
“I’d be an idiot not to make this fight“. And when asked if he thinks it can actually happen, White responded saying, “I didn’t think that Floyd and Conor was going to happen and it did so let me tell you what, anything is possible these days, anything is possible.”
White was asked if he would work his magic to make the fight happen and it was an easy answer for him…
“That would be the easiest fight to promote in the history of my career.”
Here’s the video courtesy of TMZ Sports…
If a Bieber/cruise fight actually happened, it could go down as the most insane matchup in combat sports history. And with the age gap, it’d be interesting to see how both would fair in the octagon.
Do you think this fight will actually happen?