It looks like the whole Tom Cruise/Justin Bieber fight thing was a load of nonsense, but just when you thought it was over, Steve-O has piped up.
The Jackass star has stepped in and said he is more than willing to take on the fight, complaining he was ‘sick of being overlooked’ as an opponent.
Steve-O met up with White to express his thoughts and the UFC President reportedly agreed he could be the one to enter The Octagon if Cruise refused the offer.
He said: “I had a little chat with Dana White. And he agreed that if Tom Cruise doesn’t step up, and someone needs to fill the cage with Justin Bieber, then I’m the guy.
“We shook on it, me and Dana White.”
For some unknown reason that may or may not have something to do with publicity, Biebs randomly decided that he wanted to fight Tom Cruise – tweeting UFC president Dana White saying that he wanted to fight the Mission: Impossible actor in The Octagon. As you do.
Writing on Twitter, the ‘Sorry’ singer said: “I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you don’t take this fight your scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight?”
There’s no clear answer as to why he singled out Tom Cruise, we don’t even know if Justin knows, bless him.
For some reason, Conor McGregor then waded in, goading Tom to take him up on his offer so that he could host it.
At this stage, nobody really knew what was going on or why, and it seems like Tom Cruise either didn’t see the weirdness that was unravelling on Twitter, or simply didn’t care.
Then, in a dramatic turn of events, Biebs did a little u-turn on his invitation.
As reported by TMZ, he was asked about the bizarre outburst when leaving wife Hailey Baldwin’s fashion line office in LA.
The Biebster did a pure 100 per cent backtrack, going all coy and shy.
He said: “Man… I was just playing, it was just a random tweet I’m pretty sure Tom would probably whoop my ass in a fight.
“I’d have to get super in shape, I’m really skinny right now.
“I think he’d probably be out of my weight class. He’s got that dad strength.”
Obviously, celebrity fights would be a right old money maker – so there’d be no shortage of places willing to put Bieber v Steve-O on. I for one am waiting on Bieber’s response with baited breath.