Kiko Matos aspires to be MMA fighter
His name grabbed the entertainment headlines after his bar fight with fellow actor Baron Geisler, which led to their Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight that ended in a draw. But after resolving their rage in the cage, it looks like Kiko Matos wants to take on MMA for real.
In yet another leaked video, Matos was seen talking to Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) matchmaker and Fight Farm Series producer / host Ronald Joseph Catunao asking if he could officially and legitimately get himself involved in a cage fight.
“Sana makalaban talaga ‘ko officially pero hopefully I can do your training, train with the fighters from Fight Farm and hopefully I can land a match maybe amateur or pro-amateur,” Matos said in the video.
Catunao welcomed Matos’ aspiration but explained the reality of the situation.
“Hindi ko maipapangako sa ‘yo na makakalaban mo yung mga nasa Fight Farm mismo but I guarantee you na ang makakalaban mo since gusto mo talaga lumaban ay talagang MMA fighters, amateur MMA fighters. Either you fight sa Fight Farm or you fight sa Academy Fighting Championship,” Catunao told Matos .
In the event that Matos gets into professional MMA fighting, it will definitely be nothing like what he experienced when he fought Geisler. He will be facing legitimate fighters with no flair for show-biz drama but who are downright determined to win and take him down.
“Winawarningan kita, hindi na ‘to challenge, hindi na ‘to call-out para i-resolve yung problema niyo ni Baron dati, ito totoong laban na ‘to, totoong fighters na yung makakatapat mo,” Catunao further told Matos.
“Yes I understand,” Matos answered back.
Having experienced a taste of MMA, Geisler’s former opponent says he has a certain level of awareness about the sport and that he has thought through his decision very carefully.
Fight Farm series is the first MMA series in the country showcasing 16 aspiring Filipino fighters who are determined to make a name and a living through the sport. URCC President and founder Alvin Aguilar hosts the show together with Ronald Catunao. The show airs on ABS-CBN Sports Channel every Sunday at 7 p.m.
URCC is Asia’s longest-running MMA promotion.
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