Geisler, Matos were ‘friends’ when they entered URCC ring in June
The URCC (Universal Reality Combat Championship) fight between indie actors Baron Geisler and Kiko Matos last June 25 was indeed for real. It was supposed to be an event for both of them to settle the score after they had figured in a bar brawl. However, was there indeed bad blood between the two to make the bout “bloody exciting”?
Apparently none as the lackluster match would bear out. And this has been confirmed in a Facebook post by a film company that filmed the fight for a planned documentary. In other words, the whole fight, which received much publicity, was largely a stunt, as far as Geisler and Matos were concerned as both knew about the documentary project.
In the Facebook post, the film producer Beastmod Productions said:
“So that all may know: Recent events have put ‘Project Beastmode’ [referring to the film project] in a difficult situation. While many have speculated that certain events that unfolded early this year may have been orchestrated, we feel it is in everyone’s best interest for us to come clean. Yes, certain actions were planned and enacted. Yes, there is a bigger picture: the release of a documentary film. We have meticulously planned the preparation, execution, and reveal of every stage of this project. However, new incidents have forced our hand.”
While the truth behind the fight was revealed perhaps as a consequence of recent incidents, the movie producer said “Project Beastmode” did not have anything to do with the incident between Geisler and Ping Medina, who accused him of urinating on his face and torso when they were filming a scene.
“Let it be clear that Project Beastmode had nothing to do with the recent incident between Baron Geisler and Ping Medina. We were all caught unaware. We hope all parties involved reach an amicable resolution,” Beastmode said.
The June 25 bout ended in a draw, leaving the spectators disappointed as both fighters failed to put up a good show.
The fight ensued from their altercation in a bar and it received so much hype, peaking at their weigh-in when Matos sprayed Geisler with his own urine.
Meanwhile, Geisler has apologized to Medina for his most recent controversial act. Clarizel Abanilla