Clearly, the week’s off to a grand start when one wakes up and hears that Justin Bieber challenged Tom Cruise to a UFC fight. Yes, you read that correctly. Even though the Biebs has kept his public image tame these past few years, and he doesn’t often publicly beef, he still apparently did this. “I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon,” he tweeted. “Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight?”
Bieber tagged UFC President Dana White with a request to host the fight, but Conor McGregor says that he’s already willing to do the job. He wondered, “Does Cruise have the sprouts to fight, like he does in the movies?”
Obviously, no one knows what on earth is happening or why.
Well, this got ugly, fast. Kevin Smith offered some tongue-in-cheek advice to Bieber for fighting with Risky Business-style strategies and warned him to avoid any couch-jumping manuevers.
People then began to imagine how Cruise would react (because, let’s face it, he probably won’t respond) to the Bieber Challenge, and the movie references started dropping. Yes, Top Gun and Jack Reacher came up, but so did Mission: Impossible and a lot of Tropic Thunder.
Hopefully, this will be the reaction that actually happened.