Justin Bieber is getting dunked on after challenging Tom Cruise to a fight

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Quite possibly the weirded flex of them all.

Tom Cruise is a reclusive 56-year-old actor who regularly stars in action films such as Edge of Tomorrow, Jack Reacher, and of course, the Mission: Impossible franchise. Justin Bieber is a 25-year-old pop star who got his start on YouTube and whose personal life has largely overshadowed his music career in recent years.

On paper, these two seem to have little in common, and—unless the latter should turn to Scientology—it seems unlikely that their paths would ever cross. That was until on Sunday evening—when Bieber inexplicably turned to Twitter to challenge Cruise to a fight.

“I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon,” Bieber tweeted. “Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down [sic].”

“Who is willing to put on the fight?” he added, tagging Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Weird flex but OK, Justin Bieber.

Right off the bat, it goes without saying that Tom Cruise will never fight Justin Bieber. Not because he’s “scared” but because it seems highly unlikely that news of Bieber’s tweet will ever reach him. (Although Cruise is on Twitter, he rarely tweets other than to promote his own projects.)

Also, it’s worth pointing out that while Bieber does spend quite a bit of time at the gym—as evidenced by the singer-songwriter’s numerous topless Instagram posts—he would never beat Cruise in a fight.

Tom Cruise is well known for doing his own stunts and fight scenes, and quite honestly could probably very, very easily hand Bieber his own ass back to him. (Meanwhile, Bieber once almost got beat up by Orlando Bloom.)

As such, plenty of people were more than happy to remind Bieber of this fact on Twitter:

Others just responded with jokes and memes:

Well, at the very least, Bieber got the internet talking about him for a while, which may or may not have been his end goal. Because it seems as though everyone is in agreement that fighting Tom Cruise would not end well for him.

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Stacey Ritzen

Stacey Ritzen

Stacey Ritzen is a reporter and editor based in West Philadelphia with over 10 years' experience covering pop culture, web culture, entertainment, and news. You can follow her on Twitter @staceyritzen.