Is this real life?? Yeah, it apparently is.
Justin Bieber, one of the biggest pop stars in the world, started this entire thing with the talk of a potential fight with Cruise in a tweet posted last week.
He wrote, “I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to a fight in the octagon. 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? @danawhite?”
Cruise has yet to respond to the message, but now the rumors of a potential bout might actually go down, according to TMZ.
Justin Bieber wants to fight Tom Cruise in the Octagon, and we know this because of a secret phone call laying the groundwork for what could be the biggest fight in UFC history.
We’ve learned last Friday, Ari Emanuel, the co-CEO of the William Morris Endeavor agency that owns UFC — called Justin’s manager, Scooter Braun, and then conferenced in Dana White. Ari said this would be an epic fight that needed to happen, and Dana chimed in that he was “100%” down with it.
And, there’s more. During the call, Ari said he strongly believed the 56-year-old actor would agree to enter the Octagon and take on the 25-year-old singer.
Here’s what Dana White had to say about it:
“So I’m gonna tell you something interesting, obviously, this thing came out – lots of people will talk about fighting somebody in the UFC, things like that.
“Whether it’s NFL players, or celebrities or whatever, it happens a lot. So 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 was everywhere.
“I’m not gonna say any names but I’m just gonna tell you that I got a phone call from a couple of real guys that said that they really do want to do this fight and they believe that Tom Cruise would do the fight.
“And I told them, ‘Well, I’ll tell you this, if that’s true, if that’s true and everybody involved in this thing really wants to do it, we can talk’.
“Let me tell you what, I’d be an idiot not to make this fight. That would be the easiest fight to ever promote in the history of my career.”