UFC President Dana White may not know much about music or movies, but he does know the fight game and the talk about a match between Justin Bieber and Tom Cruise made dollar signs pop up in the fight promoter’s eyes.
On June 9, the Biebs tweeted that he wanted to challenge the Mission Impossible star to a “fight in the octagon” and TMZ recently reported that Bieber just might be up for the event. TMZ said that Bieber “secretly” admitted that he is all in for the event.
TMZ caught up with White and asked him about the idea.
“Weirder things have happened, let’s put it that way,” White told the TMZ stringers.
But with all that talk in the air, White thought that if such an event came off, it could be a big deal. So, strange or no, it could be big.
“I think it would be the biggest purse ever and I think it would be the biggest Pay-Per-View ever too,” White said.
The UFC chief warned that there is no indication that such a deal would ever really come off and added that he is not working to make it so. But he also felt that despite the big haul it could make, it may not quite be as advertised.
“I don’t think the fight would be as good as the hype,” he said.
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