UFC president Dana White is entertaining the idea of booking Tom Cruise vs. Justin Bieber.
A lot has been made of Bieber’s challenge to Cruise on social media. Earlier this month, the 25-year-old singer took to his Twitter account to call out the 56-year-old actor Cruise to a fight. Bieber even tagged White in the post:
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
“I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to 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?”
While such a fight seems far-fetched, we’ve already seen Floyd Mayweather do battle with Conor McGregor and famous YouTubers such as Logan Paul and KSI have competed in a boxing ring. Serving as a keynote speaker at Hashtag Sports 2019, White revealed that he was called about potentially putting Cruise vs. Bieber together (via MMAJunkie.com):
“It is true. As crazy as that sounds, that is true. … I don’t want to use any names, but I was at home on a Sunday, and I got a call with two big guys on the phone. They were telling me this could possibly happen and this could be real. I’m like, there’s no way that this is really going to happen. But if it does, call me back. I’m in. Oh my god, it would be massive. It would be massive. Everybody laughed when we talked about this, so you’ve heard of it. Who wouldn’t watch that? Everybody would watch it. It’s a complete train wreck, and I love it, and I’m in. I’m in. …
“I can’t even believe this is what we’re talking about right now.”