While he is willing to make amends, Indie actor Kiko Matos is hell bent on giving fellow actor Baron Geisler something that will make him feel sorry for his past mistakes.
Matos and Geisler are set to battle in a mixed martial arts bout as one of the attractions of Universal Reality Combat Championship’s (URCC) June 25 card at the Palace Pool Club in Taguig City.
The two ended up in that card after a video of them fighting in a bar went viral weeks ago.
Efforts were made for Geisler and Matos to make peace when the two signed their respective contracts the other day.
While they shook hands after signing the deal, Matos felt Geisler was not yet ready to move on and forget the past incident.
“It was ok for me na mag-ayos kami before this fight pero na-feel ko kasi na nandun pa ’yung angas niya. It was funny kasi I posted something about ’yung away niya sa mga estudyante and told him na maghanap ng kasing-laki niya.
’Yun pala ako ’yung makakaharap niya eventually,” said Matos.
Matos was referring to another viral video that saw Geisler attacking a student filmmaker who initially tapped his services for school project.
“I want to make this bout as something that will give justice dun sa students na inatake nya as well as other students na naging biktima ng parehong situation,” said Matos.
The bout has been announced as an exhibition match but both protagonists won’t be wearing any head gear which is typical of exhibition bouts in most contact sports.
“We won’t be using gears but pro-am rules will be applied. Meaning, suntok lang and sipa. Walang knees or elbows allowed,” said Matos.
Matos has been training diligently since their bout has been consummated though he admits this will be the first time for him to be involved in an organized bout.
“May mga lumapit agad sa akin to volunteer as my trainers. What I did is I chose people I believe are the best sa boxing, grappling and kicking,” said Matos “I heard he’s a taekwondo expert though sabi daw niya he has yet to start training. I don’t want to believe him muna kasi baka its just a ploy.”
Now that he declared that his match opposite Geisler is his way of giving justice to those the controversial actor attacked in the past, Matos still does not want to consider this as a bout between the good and the bad.
“Kahit paano I don’t want to judge him. Basta ako pinalaki ako to be good always but it doesn’t mean I will be the good guy here and he will be the bad guy,” said Matos “I just want to use this to prove something. Whether I win or lose, matapos na lang ito hopefully magiging maayos na din lahat. (Dennis Principe)