Indie film actor Kiko Matos admits he wanted to teach Baron Geisler a lesson during their controversial bar fight that took place last May 26.
Kiko Matos issued a dare to the actor: “Baron Geisler, ang dami mong sinasabi. Face me. Don’t Facebook me.”
He said this in an interview aired on 24 Oras Weekend earlier today, May 29, regarding their scuffle held at a bar in Quezon City.
The two actors had an altercation during a fund-raising event dubbed “Free Maricon Montajes.” This mini-concert was held for the benefit of a political prisoner.
During the concert, Baron was reportedly jamming with band members when Kiko got irritated with the former.
Kiko narrated, “Tumayo ako, tapos sabi ko sa sarili ko, subukan nga natin ang tapang ni Baron Geisler. Nilapitan ko siya at inaawat kami.
“Hanggang naisip ko na lang, sige mag shake hands kami. Aminado ako, ako pa ang nakipag-shake hands pero gusto ko lang naman turuan ng leksiyon si Baron, e.
“Hindi naman niya kasi puwedeng… alam mo yun… umasta na parang siya ang may-ari ng lugar.”
In a separate phone interview with Baron, he explained, “Hine-heckle niya ako ng sobra, e. Parang I really kept my cool pero may boiling point rin ang isang tao.
Sa video na kuha ng Facebook user na si Camino Nuevo Laboratory, marirnig sa video ang paghahamon ng suntukan ni Kiko na nasa madilim na bahagi ng club (sa bandang kaliwa, nakaupo) habang nagsasalita si Baron sa stage. Sinabihan pa ni Baron si Kiko ng, "Brod, easy ka lang."
“Bigla na lang nanakit yung tao. Hindi naman dapat ganun, puwede naman pag-usapan ang lahat ng bagay.”
What is his reaction to Kiko's dare?
“Si Kiko Matos, I mean, go ahead. I’m willing to fight him, face him, anytime, anywhere.”
An eyewitness described Baron as a “scene stealer” during the fundraising event, which triggered Kiko to heckle him.
(Read: Eyewitness reveals version of Baron Geisler-Kiko Matos altercation)