Justin Bieber Backtracks On His MMA Fight With Tom Cruise
We've all done it - got a bit too cocky in the moment, said something you regret and then shat yourself. Justin Bieber is all too familiar with this situation.
Having got all brave the other day, the singer decided, weirdly, to challenge Tom Cruise to a UFC fight - and now he's backed right out of it.
The 25-year-old tweeted out his beef the other day to the action movie star, even tagging in the President of UFC, Dana White.
He wrote: "I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon.
"Tom if you don't 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
Of course, Conor McGregor waded in, goading Tom to take him up on his offer so that he could host it.
At this stage, nobody really knew what was going on or why, and it seems like Tom Cruise either didn't see the weirdness that was unravelling on Twitter, or simply didn't care.
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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
But now - in a pretty unsurprising turn of events, Biebs has done a little u-turn on his invitation.
As reported by TMZ, he was asked about the bizarre outburst when leaving wife Hailey Baldwin's fashion line office in LA.
The Biebster did a pure 100 percent backtrack, going all coy and shy.
He said: "Man... I was just playing, it was just a random tweet I'm pretty sure Tom would probably whoop my ass in a fight.
"I'd have to get super in shape, I'm really skinny right now.
"I think he'd probably be out of my weight class. He's got that dad strength."
The jury is out on whether he was just messing, whether he thought he might get battered or whether he was short on attention.
Either way, it looks like what would be the fight of the century - and also a potential new money spinner for Conor McGregor - is totally off the cards.
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