A couple of weeks ago, the internet erupted when Justin Bieber hopped on Twitter and announced he was in the mood to fight Tom Cruise in a match that would undoubtedly be a bloodbath thanks to the fact that the ageless actor is either a vampire or has a steadily aging portrait of himself stashed away in his attic to keep himself eternally young.
The Biebs appealed to Dana White to organize the fight and Conor McGregor offered to help him out if he declined to do so but the singer eventually backtracked after acknowledging there was no chance in hell he’d actually be able to come out on top.
When Bieber posted the tweet, I assumed it was some sort of publicity stunt but it doesn’t appear it was connected to any sort of project, and based on an interview with White, it actually looks like the guy who once pissed in a mop bucket while shouting “Fuck Bill Clinton!” might have been more serious than he let on.
In his recent chat with TMZ, White revealed a couple of people actually reached out to him after Bieber tweeted out the challenge and said at least one of the men was very interested in making it happen.
He added, “I’d be an idiot not to make this fight [happen]” because White—like most people—enjoys making giant piles of money.
He noted he didn’t think the fight between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was ever going to happen, so while the chances of Bieber vs. Cruise are slim to none, it’s still in the realm of possibility.