Bottle Cap Challenge Gets the Attention of Jason Statham and Ellie Goulding!

How long until you get nominated to try this?

July 2, 2019

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How do viral challenges start? I firmly believe it has a lot to do with luck… or celebrity endorsements. In the Bottle Cap Challenge, it’s got a ton of athletic star-power! I traced the origin of this challenge back to Master Fa on Instagram who appears to have posted the initial challenge video 7 days ago (June 25).

New Challenge with #farakickschallenge --! Sending a challenge @jasonstatham @thenotoriousmma @jcvd @jackiechan . Waiting for you video friends .---- #bottlecapchallenge #farakicks #farakickschallenge #mixedmartialarts #tkd #taekwondowtf #taekwondo #fighter #sidekick #trainning #jeetkunedo #jump #kungfu #kicks #taekwondoitf #каратэ #ткд #martialarts #태권도 #challenge #karate #kickboxer #kickboxing #farakicks #martialartist #blackbelt

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The goal? Do a roundhouse kick to a bottle cap and knock it clean off its top! There doesn’t appear to be a ‘cause’ associated with this challenge (at least not until Ellie Goulding stepped in, more on that later), aside from testing your high-kicking abilities.

Master Fa challenged four kicking pros – Jackie Chan and Jean-Claude Van Damme who both have yet to post their videos, but also Jason Statham and Conor McGregor… who both answer the call and following the challenge chain starts to go nuts.

#bottlecapchallenge #challengeaccepted @erlsn.acr This thing landed on my head from @johnmayer but will quickly go to a couple of fellas we’ve seen do push ups badly. All yours @guyritchie and @jmoontasri

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Jason Statham challenged Guy Ritchie (directed this year’s live-action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin) and James Moontasri (retired American mixed martial artist). Both have already posted their videos! Guy Ritchie challenged Will Smith (he basically had to nominate the Genie!), David Beckham, and Aladdin himself, Mena Massoud!

Excellent job @jasonstatham, I tip my cap to you. I’ll take it from here. I nominate Floyd Mayweather. @properwhiskey

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Back to one of the other originally nominated guys, Conor McGregor… who only wanted to nominate one man… Floyd Mayweather.

Be curious my friends! #challengeaccepted #bottlecapchallenge Passing this on to our guy @johnmayer …. hey John if you can’t complete this challenge @erlsn.acr and I decided you have to come to Hawaii after your tour and kick it with us until you complete it! ------ --⚡-- --

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Fashion designer, Errolson Hugh, jumped in early (a day after Master Fa) and challenged the currently UFC Featherweight Champion, Max Holloway! …who then nominated John Mayer!

First @erlsn.acr did it. Then @blessedmma followed, and challenged me. I now challenge @jasonstatham. #bottlecapchallenge

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John Mayer got it done… and challenged Jason Statham – well, John Mayer did get to the video up first, pressure from multiple people may have helped make yesterday’s Jason Statham video possible.

This challenge is way too much of a -- fest for my liking. I nominate @stellamccartney @caradelevingne @karliekloss @christineandthequeens @lynn_ban @cassandragracey #bottlecapchallenge #challengeaccepted #noplastic STOP USING PLASTIC BOTTLES SUCKERS

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This is the best one yet, Ellie Goulding knocked the cap off with her BIG TOE! She also calls out the sausage fest and invites a squad of women to join in: Stella McCartney (fashion designer and daughter of Paul McCartney), Cara Delevingne (model and played Enchantress in "Suicide Squad"), Karlie Kloss (model and Victoria's Secret Angel 2013-2015), Chris of Christine And The Queens (French singer/songwriter), Lynn Ban (jeweler and designer), and Cassandra Gracey (President of Sony Music UK's 4th Floor Creative Group)!

Also, I think Ellie Goulding may be the first person to associate a cause with the challenge by telling everyone to stop using plastic bottles! Yes, Ellie, no plastic! Several others have since joined the challenge but the above chains are where the real craze (or viralness) originated! Don’t think you’re athletic enough to join this challenge? Well, David Spade did it. He then challenged LeBron James, Kendall Jenner, and Mason Ramsey (the yodeling kid from Walmart).

Hi-ya! Try it with an airplane bottle @johnmayer. (Never took a class). I challenge @kingjames @kendalljenner and the yodel boy from Coachella --. #bottlecapchallenge

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So, if you want to get your kicks with a challenge, I suggest trying the Bottle Cap Challenge… because it looks like Master Fa wants to get the Pencil Kick Challenge going next, and yeah, that’s an even smaller target!

New Challenge from @farakicks -- #Pencilchallengekick . Sending a challenge @erlsn.acr @eskindir_tesfay @sensei_seth @blessedmma . Waiting for you video friends .---- Especially for masters ✊----Tag your friends -- ⠀ ⠀ . Новый челендж от @farakicks -- #карандашчелендж . Передаю челендж @zarie75 @kumar_lukmanov @sergeyboytcov @denisgusev_com ------ жду вообще видео друзья! Специально для мастеров . #bottlecapchallenge #farakicks #farakickschallenge #martialarts #태권도 #challenge #karate #kickboxer #kickboxing #алматы #mixedmartialarts #tkd #taekwondowtf #taekwondo #fighter #sidekick #trainning #jeetkunedo #jump #kungfu #kicks #taekwondoitf #каратэ #ткд #martialartist #blackbelt

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If you join in on this challenge, I want to see it! Hit me up on social media at @JMattMke (same handle on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and TikTok)!