Justin Bieber vs Tom Cruise fight would be UFC's richest purse ever, Dana White says.
A potential mixed martial arts match between pop singer Justin Bieber and actor Tom Cruise would generate the biggest purse in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Opens a New Window. History, according to UFC President Dana White Opens a New Window.
Justin Bieber is actually trying to make the fight with Tom Cruise happen. Bieber sparked internet frenzy when he challenged Cruise to the fight just weeks ago, tagging UFC's Dana White. He may have brushed off the original call-out as a joke, but from the sounds of it, all parties may be on board, and if so, the fight is likely to happen for real.
Bieber, generated a massive buzz on social media earlier this month when he challenged Cruise, 56, to “fight in the octagon.” While Bieber’s representatives later said that the tweet was a joke, TMZ Sports reported that the singer’s manager, Scooter Braun, agreed to a potential match during a conference call with White and Ari Emanuel, the co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor, UFC’s parent company.
Both Justin Bieber and Tom Cruise attract a lot of media attention, but currently, people are talking about this boxing match. Last year, Bieber, attracted media attention when he unexpectedly announced his marriage to Hailey Baldwin, who now goes by Hailey Bieber. Before posting this tweet, Cruise and Bieber had never appeared in the media together, so Bieber's choice is seemingly random. Tom is a respected actor who is known for doing his own stunt work, however, so maybe Bieber challenged him because he is a fan. On June 9, Bieber challenged Cruise to a fight in the Octagon, and since then, the trending tweet has over 45K retweets and 225K likes.