Justin Bieber has said that he was “just playing” when he challenged Tom Cruise to a mixed martial arts fight earlier this week.
Bieber made the announcement to paparazzi photographers outside his wife Hailey Baldwin’s fashion business in Los Angeles. “It was just a random tweet. I do that stuff sometimes,” Bieber said. “I think he would probably whoop my ass in a fight,” he added. “He’s got that dad strength.”
The singer, 25, on Sunday challenged Cruise, 56, to a UFC cage fight in a tweet.
“I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to a fight in the octagon,” Bieber tweeted. “Tom if you don’t take this fight your [sic] scared and you will never live it down.”
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
The 5-foot-9 crooner also asked UFC honcho, Dana White if he was willing to put on the bout. It wasn’t clear what prompted the pop idol to throw down the fight to Cruise.
By Damilola Faustino