Well, if you were hoping to start the week off with a weird celebrity feud that makes absolutely no sense, you’re in luck, because Justin Bieber just challenged Tom Cruise to a UFC fight. Yes, really. No, we don’t know why, either.
Bieber, 25, tweeted on Sunday night, “I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you dont take this fight your (sic) scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight? @danawhite?”
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
Ummmm, okay. Weird doesn’t even begin to cover it.
Former UFC champ Conor McGregor even graciously offered to host the bout.
If Tom Cruise is man enough to accept this challenge,
McGregor Sports and Entertainment will host the bout.
Does Cruise have the sprouts to fight, like he does in the movies?
Stay tuned to find out! https://t.co/TxsH9KUyFg
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 10, 2019
Cruise hasn’t yet replied, via Twitter or anywhere else. But lots of other people have.
Comedian Paul F. Tompkins also volunteered to host the fight.
I am willing to put on this fight. We live on a pretty dead street and I bet we could easily throw up some sawhorses to block traffic for a couple hours. We also have an octagon from when my wife and I used to UFC fight each other during our courtship. https://t.co/jaMLASsPFD
— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) June 10, 2019
Jake Marsh, who has a comedy-sports podcast called Pardon My Take, provided a rundown for the fight he dubbed “Cruisin’ For A Bruisin’.” (Nice.)
Tale of the Tape: "Cruisin’ For A Bruisin'"
Justin Bieber Tom Cruise
25 Age 56
5'9" Height 5'7"
68" Est. Reach 65"
$265M Net Worth $570M https://t.co/u0t2v46yAf
— Jake Marsh (@PMTsportsbiz) June 10, 2019
And there were tons of jokes.
(extremely Ken Watanabe voice) Let them fight https://t.co/VtOsoLzH3H
— Birth.Movies.Death. (@bmoviesd) June 10, 2019
The celebrity version of DEBATE ME YOU COWARD is lit. https://t.co/Jca6qdQGg2
— shauna (@goldengateblond) June 10, 2019
i’m constantly threatening to fight 50 year old men you are NOT special https://t.co/ta0UAjIbGO
— beth mccoll (@imteddybless) June 10, 2019
When you drunk tweet. https://t.co/3ZPHoJ1nC5
— Amanda Abbington (@CHIMPSINSOCKS) June 10, 2019
Tired: James Taylor writing FIRE AND RAIN at McLean Mental Hospital.
— Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) June 10, 2019
celebrities are just like u and m…https://t.co/bgty2dLfFf
— darth™ (@darth) June 10, 2019
Me: I am morally against MMA and cannot support the "sport" in any way.
Also Me: JUST TELL ME WHERE TO PAY MY $39.95 TO WATCH THIS! https://t.co/E2dleBMADH
— Ben. No More, No Less. (@BJS_quire) June 10, 2019
The Biebs must’ve seen a Scientology documentary & now he’s out for that catholic revenge. https://t.co/R5aV3lnF98
— Joe Santagato (@JoeSantagato) June 10, 2019
And Kevin Smith had a few tips for the Biebs.
You wanna control Cruise in this match? 1) Don’t fight him on a couch: he can be bouncy. 2) Make sure you’re fighting the actual Tom Cruise, because he’s king of impossible rubber mask reveals. 3) If he slides into the Octagon in Wayfarers and undies, go for his parents’ Porsche. https://t.co/mWdyeUiLQW
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) June 10, 2019
As for who would win, well, a lot of people are putting their money on Cruise.
Me running to Twitter to make sure no one actually thinks Tom Cruise would lose in a fight to Justin Bieber… pic.twitter.com/mvhyywwk9C
— Jeff D Lowe+ Streaming Service (@JeffDLowe) June 10, 2019
Bieber's getting his ass beat https://t.co/ISGS9LtKkF
— priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) June 10, 2019
More information on this compelling story as it develops.