Dana White does not seem hopeful that an actual fight between Tom Cruise and Justin Bieber will ever go down, but he says if it does, it will be the most lucrative in history.
The UFC owner was leaving Craig’s in West Hollywood on Sunday night when he was asked about the possible matchup.
White chuckled, but admitted, “I don’t know man, lets just say weirder things have happened.”
White said he has not heard anything from the “Mission Impossible” star’s camp, but is hopeful he’ll get a call, adding, “Anything’s possible.”
When asked about the potential purse for a Bieber vs Cruise card, White says it would be “the biggest purse ever and the biggest pay-per-view ever.”
However, he wouldn’t pick a favorite, telling the group of photos, “That’s a tough one.”
Sportsbooks have yet to open wagering on the fictitious fight, but some online bookies have posted “just for fun” odds on social media, touting Cruise as a -200 favorite over Bieber, as +150 underdog.
Some sites are actually giving odds on whether the bout will actually take place, with the single-option prop set at -200 for Cruise vs. Bieber to happen before January 1, 2020.
We think it’s a good bet that no fight will go down.
As we reported, Bieber originally challenged Cruise over Twitter, but then backed down the next day, admitting that the Scientology star would “whoop” him in a real fight.
He has not said anything else on the match, but apparently his manager, Scooter Braun, is fielding calls alleging that JB actually does want in on a sanctioned fight against Cruise … for whatever reason.
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 ?
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) June 10, 2019