UFC President Dana White has said that if Canadian singer, songwriter and dancer Justin Bieber gets serious with his call for bout with star Tom Cruise, then ‘we can talk’.
The 25-year old pop star recently called for a fight with the Mission Impossible star, making his way into MMA headlines and asking White to promote the contest.
“I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon,” Bieber wrote. “Tom if you dont take this fight your’re scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight? @danawhite?”
However, Bieber in what apparently looked like a call-off comments said that he was just messing around with talks.
“I was just playing,” the pop star told TMZ. “It was just a random tweet. I do that stuff sometimes. I think he would probably whoop my ass in a fight. He’s got that dad strength.”
Meanwhile, Dana White has insisted that he is open to give a listening ear to the Bieber an would be more than ready to promote the fight if the pop star gets serous with.
”I didn’t know if it was real or not,” White said when asked about this celebrity fight (transcript via MMA Mania). “I still don’t know if it’s real. Everybody is talking about it, but Justin hasn’t contacted me.”
However, White in a conversation with LVSportsBiz’s Guerilla Cross Radio, said he didn’t see any serious attitude from Bieber in calling out Cruise.
”Listen, first of all, maybe Justin Bieber wants to fight Tom Cruise for whatever reason. I highly doubt Tom Cruise wants to fight Justin Bieber. I’m 50, I think Tom Cruise is 56. I don’t think anyone who’s 56 is looking to fight anybody. But I’ll tell you this, if Justin Bieber wants to fight Tom Cruise, and Tom Cruise wants to fight Justin Bieber, we can talk.”