A Father and a Fighter
For Theron Neisius, a normal day might mean only a few hours of sleep before getting up in the morning with his two-year-old daughter. There is playtime and then the babysitter, and eventually Neisius has to get to work, but in the middle he goes to the gym to train. Not to lift weights or run laps, but to train as a fighter in mixed martial arts. Neisius is like a lot of people who train for the next big fight, with a lot on his plate, but a lot of drive to do what he loves.
Photo by: Mark Kauzlarich
Theron Neisius (top) gets the upper hand before raining down blows on training partner Jesus Flores (bottom) on the training mats at Fearless MMA in Janesville. The ability to control your opponent on the ground or protect yourself from being submitted is essential to fighting in mixed martial arts. » Order a reprint of this photo« Previous Next »