Justin Bieber has backtracked from his UFC challenge.
Bieber recently challenged Tom Cruise to a UFC fight in a bizarre tweet last weekend.
The post went viral, attracted Conor McGregor’s interest who said he’d fight Mark Wahlberg on the same night, but failed to win over UFC fighters who said Cruise would beat Bieber.
Now Bieber has admitted it was just a “random tweet,” adding: “Tom would whoop my ass.”
He probably realized he was cruising for a bruising.
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Justin Bieber has backtracked rapidly from his UFC challenge after realizing he was probably cruising for a bruising.
Grammy award-winning singer Bieber tweeted Sunday that he wanted to fight Tom Cruise in a UFC Octagon, telling the Hollywood hardman he’d “never live it down” if he refused. Bieber even tagged the UFC president Dana White in the post, asking if he was willing to organize the event.
The June 10 tweet attracted 39,000 comments, 44,000 retweets, and 217,000 likes.
It even piqued the former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor’s attention, who amped up his crusade against the minority UFC shareholder Mark Wahlberg, another tough guy actor, one the Irishman has frequently expressed a desire to beat up in exchange for his equity stake in the business.
Read more: Conor McGregor has challenged the ‘actress’ Mark Wahlberg to a fight because he wants his UFC shares
I challenge Mark Walhberg on the very same card.
Back when mark wahlberg was marky mark, I’d’ve still slapped the ears off him and took my ufc shares back.#Shares #Streams #Dazn #Espn
McGregor Sports and Entertainment
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) 10 June 2019
But Bieber has now backtracked, saying he was “just playing.”
Bieber was asked Wednesday by TMZ whether the fight was real. …read more
Source:: Business Insider