Back when Tom Cruise and Justin Bieber talked about competing against each other inside the octagon, it made huge headlines. The idea of two larger-than-life superstars combating is what fascinated a lot of people. And they began to wonder if these two celebrities can actually fight. You see, martial arts is not an easy craft and it takes years of practice and dedication to be able to reach a decent level. Also, it isn’t something that you can learn through a few YouTube tutorials on your Spectrum WiFi plan. Having knowledge regarding it and actually trying it are two different things!
You may find this interesting to know that Bieber trains with Floyd Mayweather but let’s face it, he might not be able to stand his ground in the cage. Whereas Cruise was a high school wrestler so he might know a thing or two when it comes to knocking someone out. Just like TC, there are a handful of celebrities who will have no problems entering the field of physical combat. Let’s take a look at some of them.
1. Wesley Snipes
You may know Wesley Snipes for starring in major blockbusters like ‘Blade,’ ‘The Expendables’ and ‘Demolition Man.’ He has been doing action films since the ‘90s and has used a variety of martial arts maneuvers to depict fight scenes in his movies. Here’s a fun fact about him that not many people know; he is a martial artist. Wesley has been learning this art since he was a kid. Moreover, he knows Hapkido, Shotokan Karate, Capoeira, and Kung Fu. So, it will be no surprise if he decides to enter the Octagon.
2. Demi Lovato
Surprised to see her on the list? For those who don’t know who she is, Demi Lovato is a super successful singer-songwriter who is known for her global hits, ‘This Is Me’ and ‘Give Your Heart A Break.’ She is a pop idol who has a massive following from around the globe. But don’t let her sweet personality fool you. She is a total badass and takes names on the mat. She has been training in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) for quite some time now. So, you can expect her to Hyperextend your arm if you get too close to her.
3. Henry Cavil
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no! It’s Henry Cavil zipping through the air as the beloved Superman. Now, the world knows how strong the superhero is but is he as strong in real life too? The answer to that question is a resounding yes! Cavil trains in Bjj and he uses martial arts to remain in good shape. It will be a good idea not to mess with the man as he also knows all about the grappling sciences and might choke you if you cross the line.
4. Chris Hemsworth
This list would have not been complete without mentioning everyone’s favorite Avenger, Chris Hemsworth who is widely known for playing the character of Thor. He trains like a madman and spends countless hours in the gym to stay in shape. Hemsworth also incorporates martial arts in his training. Also, you may not know this but he knows how to throw a punch and is equipped with the knowledge of Muay Thai.
5. Idris Elba
Idris Elba is a massive action star who is known for starring in films like, ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw,’ and ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’ He has a chiseled physique and is equipped with outclass fighting skills. While watching his movies, you may sometimes wonder how he fights so well. It is because he is a professional kickboxer who has actually competed in a number of fights.
6. Jason Statham
Of course, Jason Statham was going to be on this list. He is one of the biggest action stars on the planet who is every bit of a badass in real life as he portrays in his films like, ‘The Expendables’ and ‘Transporter.’ The reason why his fight scenes are so realistic is that he actually knows how to do physical combat. He is skilled at different forms of martial arts including kickboxing, and Bjj. And just like his movies, he can put a beatdown on anyone who dares to put him to the test.
And there you have it. These are some of the celebrities who have what it takes to enter the octagon and kickass. So, it is better not to get in trouble with them or they may teach you a lesson on respect with their fists.