Bottle caps of the world, look out. People are coming to kick you off.
There are few things to know about the latest challenge to make the internet rounds, the bottle cap challenge: A pro who kicks for a living originated it, and it’s a pretty challenging challenge to mimic the precise balanced spin and kick move that ideally takes the cap clean off while leaving the bottle standing.
Once the reigning UFC Featherweight champ Max Holloway for whom kicking a target was already in his wheelhouse kicked us off, the artist John Mayer, mixed martial artist Conor McGregor, and the actor Jason Statham soon followed accepting the bottle cap challenge. (Errolson Hugh had challenged Hollowy first after Farabi Davletchin challenged him and so on and so on.) Even Ellie Goulding got into the game.
“Suck it,” she captioned her contribution.
“Passing this on to our guy John Mayer,” Holloway captioned his effort.
The choreography is pretty impressive, but martial art expertise is not a barrier to participation, all bottle cap fighters are welcome too to have a crack too.
Be curious my friends! #challengeaccepted #bottlecapchallenge Passing this on to our guy @JohnMayer …. hey John if you can’t complete this challenge @erlsn and I decided you have to come to Hawaii after your tour and kick it with us until you complete it! 🦶🍾😅 🙏⚡🤙 👊 pic.twitter.com/gLWn0dpOzV
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) June 28, 2019
Eventually Mariah Carey had everyone beat.
A post shared by Mariah Carey (@mariahcarey) on Jul 7, 2019 at 9:00am PDT
See some of the collective internet’s best attempts at the bottle cap challenge below.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 1, 2019
A post shared by John Mayer 💎 (@johnmayer) on Jun 29, 2019 at 2:57pm PDT
Since no one requested me to do this (@johnmayer ) and also since no one thinks I'm good at anything except pushing button on stage .. here is evidence that I also do karate. I challenge Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Kevin Durant and Obama @sussexroyal @easymoneysniper @barackobama #bottlecapchallenge
A post shared by diplo (@diplo) on Jun 30, 2019 at 4:33pm PDT
A post shared by Whitney Cummings (@whitneycummings) on Jul 1, 2019 at 12:33pm PDT
— UFC (@ufc) June 29, 2019
— Daniel O'Reilly (@dapperlaughs) July 2, 2019
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) July 2, 2019
— BSN (@BallStreet) July 2, 2019
— Jutsu (@JutsuCosplay) July 2, 2019
Everyone’s got their own spin on it of course.
— tonny (@tonnyaujongole) July 2, 2019
— Manuk Biak (@arthurhenry97) July 2, 2019
Nothing a robot couldn’t pull off.
A post shared by MIT CSAIL (@mit_csail) on Jul 11, 2019 at 7:39am PDT
You could always just twist it off by hand, but that’s less impressive.
Sophie Turner had a take of her own.
A post shared by Ya, We’re Basic. (@yawerebasic) on Jul 12, 2019 at 1:50pm PDT