Geje Eustaquio Sings A Different Tune Than The Rest
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 27, 2019 05:34 PM
"I chose the song ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ as my entrance music because it has good lyrics,” - Geje Eustaquio
In the world of mixed martial arts, most competitors would usually walk to the stage for a match with either the sound of heavy guitar riffs or the slick beats from a hip-hop track accompanying them.
Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio is unlike the rest in that regard.
Eustaquio opts to go for a more kid-friendly tune, which was used in a cartoon film a couple of years back.
"I chose the song ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ as my entrance music because it has good lyrics,” said Eustaquio, referring to the Disco song which pushed Jamaican artist Carl Douglas to prominence in the 70s.
“I also watched the movie Kung Fu Panda, it has a good moral lesson and a good message to its viewers."
It is no secret that the most tense part in a match for an athlete is when he or she is slowly walking down the ramp, moments from another battle.
Eustaquio shared that the relaxed vibe of the song helps him silence the outside noise and focus on the task at hand.
"My head becomes blank when I make my way inside the cage. All I can think of by then is how to implement the game plan,” he stated.
"Kung Fu Fighting is also good to hear when I make my walk to that cage. It has a good vibe, but somehow has an exciting and relaxing beat to it."
The Baguio City-native is regarded by experts as one of the most complete mixed martial artists om the ONE Championship roster.
He mastered the art of striking early in his career, and has shown tremendous improvement on his ground game throughout the years.
Despite all of his achievements and exploits as a martial artist, Eustaquio admits that there is one thing he is yet to show improvement on.
"When I am in the backstage, I wait for the music beat to get faster, then I try to time it as I exit the curtain. Funny though because I only timed it correctly twice my entire career," he bared with a good laugh.