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
Just down the street from his new house, Theron Neisius pushes his daughter, Madison, in a swing at the neighborhood playground. "Sometimes we go to the park. Or we watch 'Barney' and play Barbies," says Neisius, who wakes up with Madison every day and cares for her before going off to train. Its a slick system for their family, while his girlfriend, Erika Bue, uses the day to attend college classes. » Order a reprint of this photo« Previous Next »