- Justin Bieber challenged Tom Cruise to a fight in the octagon.
- Bieber’s bashful challenge confused fans, leaving some to believe he was hacked and others to correct his poor internet grammar.
- As the conversation surrounding Bieber’s fight made its way across Twitter, Conor McGregor weighed in, saying he’d like to fight Mark Wahlberg on the same card.
- It’s not the first time McGregor has challenged Wahlberg to a fight.
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Justin Bieber started a whirlwind of confusion on Sunday night when he tweeted his desire to fight Tom Cruise in the UFC octagon.
“I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to a fight in the octagon,” Bieber wrote. “Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down.”
Bieber tagged the UFC’s president, Dana White, asking if he’d be willing to put on the fight.
On Twitter, fans didn’t know what to make of Bieber’s challenge.
Some thought his account got hacked, others thought he was just having a laugh, and more still simply wanted to correct Bieber’s grammar.
But many seemed to agree that Cruise, who is 31 years Bieber’s senior, was an odd man to challenge with such vigour.
He’s 56 years of age you know lad? ????????♂️????
— Anthony Fowler (@afowler06) June 10, 2019
Tom Cruise was an all state wrestler in high school and has been training for over thirty years…
You can’t eat a burrito correctly…
Sit down Biebs.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 10, 2019
We don’t like your odds, Justin.
— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) June 10, 2019
why are you asking to fight tom cruise what is happening
— carys (@daenerysbieber) June 10, 2019
While fans were confused by Bieber’s bizarre proposal, the UFC star Conor McGregor was quick to volunteer his services to jump onto the celebrity fight card, saying that he’d challenge Mark Wahlberg to a bout on the same night.
I challenge Mark Walhberg on the very same card.
Back when mark wahlberg was marky mark, I’d’ve still slapped the ears off him and took my ufc shares back.#Shares #Streams #Dazn #Espn
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— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) June 10, 2019
McGregor has pitched the idea of fighting Wahlberg in the past, saying he’d like to take on both him and Conan O’Brien for their shares in the UFC.
Obviously, this fight card is a pipe dream and will almost certainly not come to fruition. Nobody can know how serious, if at all, Bieber was with his initial proposal or Cruise’s feelings on the matter.
Of course, most people thought Floyd Mayweather would never fight McGregor, until he did, and many shelled out nearly $US100 for that pay-per-view.
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