Baron Geisler speaks up on bar fight with Kiko Matos

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(UPDATED) 'Ikaw, Kiko Matos, magkita tayo sa mata. Mahal kita, pero bibigwasan kita,' Baron says to actor Kiko Matos, who is seen punching him in a viral video

BARON GEISLER. Baron is involved in a fist fight with indie actor Kiko Matos at a bar. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Baron Geisler is the subject of another viral video, this time showing indie actor Kiko Matos punching Baron at Tomatokick bar in Tomas Morato. (READ: Baron Geisler, student make amends over viral video)

The video, posted by one Medmessiah CombatBoi on Facebook on May 25, shows the two appearing to shake hands and Baron saying, “Okay lang ‘yan ah (That’s okay)” before Kiko punches him.

After bystanders restrained the two men and Kiko was brought out, Baron says, “Yung sa ‘kin lang, dinisrespect niya yung tao.” (For me, he disrespected that person.)


Kiko’s identity was a topic of speculation among social media users until Baron identified him in an interview with News 5.

“Magkita tayo sa mata. Pagod ako. Pagod na pagod ako. Pero sige. Ikaw, Kiko Matos, magkita tayo sa mata. Mahal kita, pero bibigwasan kita. Isa lang,” he said in the interview, showing a fist. “Magkita tayo.”

(Let’s see each other in person. I’m tired. I’m so tired. But okay. You, Kiko Matos, let’s see each other in person. I love you, but I’m going to hit you. Just one. Let’s see each other.)

According to News 5′s report, Baron was angered because Kiko disrespected a bartender, which the latter denied.

Kiko spoke up on Tonight with Boy Abunda, narrating his account of the incident: “I stood for what I think was right and to let him know na hindi puwede iyong pagaasta niya. Kumbaga, sabi nga ng mga tao, nakahanap siya ng katapat. Naghanap lang ako ng lakas ng loob para tapatan siya.

(I stood for what I think was right and to let him know that his attitude is unacceptable. It’s just like what people say: he found an equal. I just mustered up the courage to confront him.)

He also said that he is willing to patch up things with Baron: “I can settle with him peacefully. I can step down and say sorry, but if he’s gonna continue how he acts, then I’m gonna let him know, Bro, you gotta change yourself.”

Recently, the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) had invited the two actors to “settle [their] score” inside a mixed martial arts (MMA) cage. According to them, the two actors have accepted, and the face-off will be held on June 25 at the Palace Pool Club in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. 

A few weeks ago, Baron was also the subject of a viral video, where he is seen in a fist fight with a student because of their project. Baron and the student, Khalil Verzosa, have since made amends– Rappler.com