Justin Bieber jokes he still wants to challenge Tom Cruise to a fight
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Justin Bieber has joked that he still wants to challenge Tom Cruise to a fight, and claimed the ‘Mission: Impossible’ star would be "toast".
The 26-year-old pop star took to Twitter last June to challenge the 58-year-old Hollywood actor to a fist fight – but Justin later admitted it was a ridiculous idea.
And following the release of his music video for 'Anyone', the 'Sorry' hitmaker posted a black and white snap of him from the promo in the ring wearing boxing shorts with his name emblazoned across the waistband on Instagram and referenced his previous remarks as he quipped in the caption: "Tom Cruise is toast."
Retired wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson commented: "You’re gonna eat lightning and c*** thunder” go get em bro (sic)"
While boxer Logan Paul – who is set to fight Floyd Mayweather in February – added: "Rocky Balbieber. (sic)"
Justin previously admitted he was "stupid" to challenge the action hero to a fight – but still thought it would be entertaining.
Speaking to James Corden on 'Carpool Karaoke', Justin confessed: "I don't know [what I was doing]. I was just being stupid, to be honest.
"[But] then people were like, 'I wanna see this happen.' And I was like, 'You know what? That could actually be funny.'"
The host subsequently suggested the proposed fight wouldn't have been "much fun" for Justin.
The TV star explained: "I gotta say, if you and me have a fight, you win. If you and Tom Cruise have a fight, I'd back Tom every day of the week."
But Justin didn't agree with James' assessment of the proposed fight.
The 'Yummy' hitmaker replied: "Absolutely not. I'm trying not to let my ego get in the way, but there's absolutely no way. He's not the guy you see in movies."
James then reiterated his faith in Tom, praising the actor's fitness levels.
In response, Justin quipped: "I start to get frustrated. You're really boiling me up! I'm gonna f*****' fight you, bro!"
Justin had also likened himself to UFC star Conor McGregor on 'The Late Late Show', suggesting he's one of the toughest men in the entertainment business.
The singer – who married model Hailey Bieber in 2018 – joked: "I'm dangerous! My agility is insane … I don't think you understand the mind control that I have!
"My mind control is another specimen. I'm different. I'm the Conner McGregor of entertainment!"
In his original tweet, the 'Holy' hitmaker gave no reason for wanting to fight Tom, but said he wanted to take him on in the UFC Octagon.
He wrote: "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 ? (sic)"