25-year-old singer Justin Bieber is known for doing some rather bizarre things, i.e. peeing in a mop bucket or buying a monkey that he would soon have to give up or being involved in a pregnancy scandal with a crazed fan. His latest tweet is no exception.
On Sunday, June 9, the “I Don’t Care” singer, who hasn’t been as active on Twitter as he used to be, tweeted he wants to challenge Tom Cruise to a 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?”
Although UFC President Dana White has yet to respond, champion Conor McGregor said he’s happy to promote the match saying, “If Tom Cruise is man enough to accept this challenge, McGregor Sports and Entertainment will host the bout,” he tweeted. “Does Cruise have the sprouts to fight, like he does in the movies? Stay tuned to find out!”
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
Fans and celebrities chimed in, either explaining their confusion as to why Bieber chose Cruise specifically or correcting his grammar. “Why Tom Cruise out of all people?!” wrote one user while another added, “Did I miss something??” Saved By the Bell alum and current Extra TV host Mario Lopez questioned, “Why the Beebs wanna put hands on Tom Cruise? And it’s ‘you’re’ homie…”
Supernatural star Jared Padalecki, who has been known to feud with Bieber and his fans in the past, wrote, “On a totally unrelated note, does anybody have a Tom Cruise mask I can borrow?” in response to the tweet.
Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun, who discovered the singer back in 2008 on YouTube, said he has “no interest in watching or helping in making this happen unless it includes crushed glass on the knuckles and a live bear released in to the octagon in the 4th round. Oh and the money should go to charity of course.”
The Canadian has seemingly kept himself out of trouble and mostly out of the spotlight, except for releasing a collaboration with Ed Sheeran last month. He’s been focusing on making new music and enjoying married life with model Hailey Baldwin.
The Mission Impossible star has yet to respond.