Justin Bieber Backtracks On Challenging Tom Cruise To A Fight, Admits The Actor Would ‘Whoop His Ass’

Justin Bieber backtracks on his offer to fight Tom Cruise, says the actor would whoop his ass in a fight.

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Justin Bieber made headlines on Sunday when he challenged Tom Cruise to a fight. Big mistake. Now, after having some time to contemplate his challenge, the pop star has backtracked and said it was all just a joke. Ha. Ha.

As one does when you drunkenly challenge someone to a fight who could kick your ass, you sober up and tell the dude who you promised to beat up that you were just joking the whole time. This is the only way for you to attempt to keep your pride and give the other guy a reason to not thrash you.

On Sunday, Bieber tweeted: “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?” That went viral with over 214,000 Likes.

Then on Monday, Justin posted a fan-made video of what the Bieber/Cruise fight might look like. It was actually footage from 1992 movie Far and Away starring Cruise and his then-wife Nicole Kidman. The tweet was captioned: “Damn Tom this didn’t go as planned.” As Tom Cruise beat up Justin Bieber in the fake mashup.

The internet did not take Bieber’s challenge seriously.

Tom Cruise never acknowledged or responded to Justin’s challenge because a lion doesn’t concern himself with the opinions of sheep.

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On Wednesday afternoon, a few paparazzi caught up with Biebs in Los Angeles as he was leaving the office of Hailey Baldwin’s fashion line. The photo hounds asked Bieber when the big fight between him and Tom Cruise was going down. That’s when Bieber admitted that he never planned on fighting the Hollywood legend.

“It was just a random tweet. I do that stuff sometimes,” Bieber said. “I think he’d probably whoop my ass in a fight. I’d have to get in good shape.” Just a “random tweet” you guys. Who doesn’t challenge Hollywood actors to MMA fights?

Bieber gave himself an excuse by saying, “I think he’d probably be out of my weight class. You know, he’s got that dad strength.” Call it “dad strength,” “Mission Impossible strength” or whatever else you want, it’s still a strength that would destroy pop singer strength.

You know Bieber watched Jack Reacher this week and was like, “What did my drunk ass get me into? Tom Cruise might literally kill me, I need to defuse this situation by saying it was all a joke.”