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After fight, Baron Geisler, Kiko Matos make up: Okay na kami

Rappler.com
After hugging it out after their MMA fight, Baron and Kiko answer questions. 'Wala na, tanggal na [ang init namin], tanggal na yung pride, tanggal na yung yabang,' says Baron

All photos by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – It looks like Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos have settled their differences after battling it out on Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) Fight Night on Sunday, June 26.

Kiko and Baron settled a fight that broke out at a bar last month with 2 rounds in the mixed martial arts event. The fight ended in a 19-19 draw. Kiko and Baron hugged it out before the results were announced.

 

BARON VS KIKO. Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos both say they are now okay with each other after fighting it out on URCC Fight Night. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

After the fight, the two actors went outside to their tents to answer questions from the press and to recover. Baron was asked questions before Kiko, and they answered questions separately.

When asked if he and Kiko were okay, Baron responded that they were, saying that those present saw how he and Kiko were in the ring after the fight.

Wala na, tanggal na [ang init namin], tanggal na yung pride, tanggal na yung yabang (No more, no more [heat between us], no more pride, no more arrogance). I believe that we both respect each other as actors, and as human beings. So congratulations, Kiko,” he said.

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

On Kiko’s end, he said that he’s been saying long before the fight that he is no longer mad at Baron.

Yung mga asaran po namin, asaran lang iyon. Sa tingin ko po, si Baron din nangaasar lang po. Basta sinasakyan ko lang siya. Ngayon, tapos na yung away, wala na pong tama’t mali – pwedeng pareho po kaming mali – pero wala na pong dapat pag-awayan. Okay na po ako kay Baron Geisler,” Kiko told the press.

(When we annoy each other, it’s just for fun. For me, Baron was just annoying me for fun too. I just rode with it. Now that the fight is over, there is no more right or wrong – it could be that we were both wrong – but there shouldn’t be anything to fight about anymore. I’m okay with Baron Geisler now.”

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

When a reporter asked if they could now drink with each other, referencing their altercation at a bar, both said yes.

Baron, who has struggled with alcoholism, said his coaches won’t let him break his vow of sobriety, but he joked that he would “do his best” to drink with Kiko.

Kiko, on his end, joked, “Anytime, anywhere, I’ll be there.” Before that, Kiko also made light of their encounter at a bar, smilingly telling reporters what he would do if he saw Baron at a bar again: “Proprotektahan ko siya sa lahat ng mangaaway sa kanya.” (I’ll protect him from everyone who picks a fight with him.)

 

When asked what he told Baron when they hugged it out in the cage, Kiko responded, “Ang sabi ko, mahal ko siya. Mahal ko siya.” (I said I love him. I love him.) – Rappler.com