Justin Bieber, the 25-year-old pop star, randomly challenged Tom Cruise, the 56-year-old actor, to a UFC fight last night on Twitter. We don’t blame you if you think we just made this ridiculous situation up, but you can read the tweet for yourself right here:


Why would Bieber want to challenge Cruise to a high-profile MMA bout, you ask? We’re not sure, and neither is anyone else. They don’t appear to have any common ground (work, dating history, Scientology, etc.), so this challenge seems profoundly unprovoked. But the apparent senselessness of the callout didn’t stop Conor McGregor from inserting himself into the situation. Never one to shy away from a scandal, the former UFC champion chimed in and offered to host the fight between the two stars.

McGregor, evidently not satisfied with simply hosting the match, then decided to challenge Mark Wahlberg to a fight on Twitter. It’s worth stressing that McGregor, 30, is a former (for now) professional MMA fighter who boasts a 21-4 record and was the first two-division champion in UFC history, holding the featherweight and lightweight titles simultaneously in 2016. Wahlberg, 48, is an actor.

The tweets leave more questions than answers. Could any of these fights actually happen? Will the challenged parties respond? Is this all a huge joke? So far, no one has the answers, except maybe Bieber himself. Unfortunately, we’ll just have to wait for some clarification.

In the meantime, enjoy this series of Twitter reactions showing that pretty much everyone is just as confused as we are.

UFC Canada has entered the chat. Maybe they’re hoping Bieber will finally represent The Great White North in a positive light?

Some people thought it was unwise of McGregor to underestimate Marky Mark.

Regardless of the outcome, you can’t deny that watching celebrities challenge one another on Twitter is a great, if a little ridiculous, way to start your week.