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
"Its not a big deal. I'm a bleeder," says Theron Neisius. He was on the losing end of a grappling battle on the ground. With his face jammed into the ground he struggled to breathe before he let out air, and blood from his nose. In a moment, the situation got worse as his coach, kneeling on his chest, grabbed one of his arms while punching him in the face eight times before he was able to escape. » Order a reprint of this photo« Previous Next »