Dana: Cruise-Bieber Fight Easiest Fight To Promote Ever
Last week, FIGHT SPORTS reported on a story that involved Justin Bieber calling out Tom Cruise for a fight in the UFC.
The ensuing circus would see Twitter go bananas, Conor McGregor offer to co-promote the fight, and then Bieber quietly backtrack his challenge claiming he does “stuff like that” on the Twitter machine.
Now, Dana White grabbed a big whisk and stirred things up as if this were an episode of Chopped, claiming he’d be more than happy to set up a fight between the two celebs.
“So I’m gonna tell you something interesting,” White said. “Obviously, this thing came out – lots of people will talk about fighting somebody in the UFC, things like that. Whether it’s NFL players, or celebrities or whatever, it happens a lot. So obviously I saw it like everybody else did and I didn’t pay much attention to it. It picked up a lot of steam and was everywhere. 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. 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,” White continued. “Anything is possible these days. Anything is possible.”
If anything is indeed possible, we’re hoping that for one night only, Dana brings back the original UFC tournament format featuring just celebrities. Not Celebrity Boxing on FOX level celebrities, and not with the same rules that the early fights inside the Octagon had, but 16 famous faces willing to punch another face of equal or lesser net worth.