URCC: Matos Accepts Damsa Challenge In Celebrity Cage Fight This December
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Manila, Philippines – The Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) will be holding another event this December with the full card yet to be revealed. But one confirmed clash is a celebrity duel featuring actor Kiko Matos and FlipTop rapper Damsa.
Originally, it was supposed to be Damsa facing fellow rapper Badang. However, the latter begged off, paving the way for Matos to come in. It was Damsa who issued a challenge to the Indie actor.
However, Damsa was given fair warning. He said the rapper should be careful about what he wished for and issued bold statements.
“Kung gusto niya ako labanan… Game! Pero hindi ito fliptop battle. This is MMA,” said Matos. “Damsa, magpakita ka! Kung hinahamon mo ako, magpakita ka sa December 5. Dahil sigurado ako na nandoon ako. Game ako.”
Matos is no stranger to the URCC cage. He has already had battles in the cage, facing the likes of Baron Geisler (2016) and also Billy Jack Sanchez (2017).
The actor-turned-fighter is well aware that Damsa was said to be a fighter himself and has experience in martial arts.
“Kahit nanay ko marunong nga makipag-away, eh” Matos said. “Ang alam ko, boksingero siya. Nag-background check na ako,” he added. “Boxing pero MMA pinasok niya. Hindi lang ito throw of hands. May kicks dito at may grappling dito.”
Matos is already preparing for the celebrity clash and already has a game plan set. But it appears he plans to resort to the grappling game to gain any leverage from Damsa.
“Si Damsa, boksingero. Ako, grappler. I do things on the ground. Kung baga, imagine niyo, pagdating sa sahig iyon ang karagatan at ako ang pating. Kapag pumasok siya sa mundo ko, sa sahig, siguraduhin niyang aahon siya. Kasi kung nasa sahig kami, (explicit) kainin ko siyang buhay.”
For Matos, the unusual invite could have not come at a better time. Like most, he has been having a rough go due to the COVID-19 pandemic and this is an opportunity he will not pass up.
“Challenging itong pandemic na ito pero laban pa rin,” he said. “Bago mag-lockdown, meron akong trabaho sa ABS. Ganda ng role ko, ‘kala ko ‘yun na yung launching ko pero nag-lockodown, nagsara ang ABS… ngayon hindi ko alam gagawin ko.”
“Kahit anong trabaho gagawin ko. Kung bigyan niyo akong laban, lalaban ako.”
URCC boss confirms fight happening on December 5, 2020
Not long after the interview, URCC founder Alvin Aguilar confirmed via his Facebook page that the fight was on for December 5 with the venue still to be announced. Check out the Matos full interview below.