ONE Championship: Geje Eustaquio Vows To Raise Son To Be The ‘Best Man He Can Be’

ABS-CBN Sports on Jan 25, 2019 04:39 PM
Geje Eustaquio Vows To Raise Son To Be ‘Best Man He Can Be'
"I fight now so that he doesn't need to fight in the future in order to have a better life." - Geje Eustaquio (Photo courtesy of @lakay.gravity on Instagram)

ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio is throwing his hat in the global "Me Too Movement" ahead of his highly-anticipated trilogy against Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes in the main event of ONE: HERO'S ASCENT on Friday, 25 January at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.


The movement is a global trend that is focused on battling sexual assault, sexual harassment, and toxic masculinity. It has been a hot topic after a renowned men's personal care brand released ads showing its take on the conversation.


For Eustaquio, the best way to help out is for him to raise his four-year old son named Cage in the best possible way.


"I teach my son how to respect. I will teach him that respect begets respect, and that what you do to your neighbour, what you do around comes around," Eustaquio said.


"If you want to be respected then you have to treat others the way you want to be treated. During his early age, I prioritize on working on his discipline. If he has discipline, there is humility, respect, honor, and most of all fear of God."


Through this, not only is Eustaquio shaping up a model member of the society for the future - he's also creating a special bond with his son.


The 29-year-old standout from Team Lakay admitted that he did not spend that much time with his father, and he vows that his son will not experience the same.


“He is my ultimate golden strap. He means the world to me. When you're tired and you go home, and you see your son, it's like everything is back to normal," shared the Team Lakay superstar.


"It gives me this joy inside my heart that can't be bought. It can't be replaced. I have a perfect relationship with my son. My dad and I didn't bond so much when I was a kid, that's why I'm taking every chance this time with my kid."


"Gravity" concedes that raising a child is not easy, but he's bent on doing everything for his little boy.


After all, his sacrifices in the cage and in training are all for the betterment of the future of his son.


"It's hard but it's not impossible. I don't live for myself, there is a little kid relying on me," he said.


"I fight now so that he doesn't need to fight in the future in order to have a better life."

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