Dana White Claims Tom Cruise Will Fight Justin Bieber

Martin Green

Thursday, June 20, 2019 4:46 PM UTC

Thursday, Jun. 20, 2019 4:46 PM UTC

UFC president Dana White believes he can convince Tom Cruise to lock horns with Justin Bieber in the Octagon.
<div><p>Bieber has been a UFC fan for many years and he has previously taken boxing lessons from none other than Floyd Mayweather. Earlier this month the Canadian pop star surprised his fans by Tweeting: “I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you don’t take this fight, you’re scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight? Dana White?”</p><p>He later admitted he was just being “random” and said that the Mission Impossible star would “probably whoop my ass” due to his “dad strength”. Many UFC fans felt that Cruise – who does his own stunts and thrived as a wrestler at high school – would simply ignore the bizarre provocation, but White reckons he can make the fight happen. Conor McGregor had already expressed an interest in promoting it, but the UFC boss made it clear that the fight is his.</p><h2>Cruise Aiming to be Top Gun</h2><p>“I’m not gonna say any names but I’m just gonna tell you that I got a phone call from a couple of real guys that said that they really do want to do this fight and they believe that Tom Cruise would do the fight,” said White. “And I told them, ‘well, I’ll tell you this, if that’s true, if that’s true and everybody involved in this thing really wants to do it, we can talk’. Let me tell you what, I’d be an idiot not to make this fight. That would be the easiest fight to ever promote in the history of my career. “I didn’t think that Floyd and Conor was gonna happen and it did. Anything is possible these days. Anything is possible.”</p><h2>Bieber v Cruise Betting Odds</h2><p>Justin “The Kid” Bieber is 25 and 5’7, whereas Tom “The Missile” Cruise is 56 and just 5’5, so you would expect Bieber to have an advantage. Yet Cruise is 25lbs heavier and he must have done plenty of training to take on the role of Jack Reacher. <a href="https://www.bovada.lv/" target="_blank" title="Bovada">Bovada</a> has made Cruise is the early favourite at 1.65, and Bieber the underdog at 2.15. Some fans insisted Bieber should have to become a Scientologist if he loses.</p><p>There is also speculation that McGregor might be granted a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov before the end of 2019. <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Ladbrokes">Ladbrokes</a> makes the Irishman 4.00 underdog, while Nurmagomedov is priced at 1.25.</p></div>
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