This month we did a quick interview with Gerald Meerschaert. Enjoy below:
Craig Diamond: How did you first get into mixed martial arts?
Gerald Meerschaert: Found out there was a gym in the next town over, tried it one night and never looked back.
CD: Where did you grow up?
GM: A couple different places in Racine, WI and the bulk of it on a horse farm just outside Franksville, WI.
CD: What were you like in High School?
GM: The only extra curricular activity I was in was jazz band, other than that pretty normal kid.
CD: What is the best part of being a pro fighter?
GM: I get to do what I love for a living and help my teammates at the same time.
CD: What do you want to be when you grow up?
GM: When I was young I wanted to be a paleontologist.
CD: What is the most interesting thing about you that you’ve never shared in an interview?
GM: My first car was a '62 Ford Farlane.
CD: What advice would you give your younger self?
GM: Take your time, your record means a lot so don't start fighting until you have a complete skill set.
CD: If you could rule the world for a day, what changes would you make?
GM: Actively begin switching to a 0% carbon emissions society. It's completely possible it's just a matter of doing it.
CD: If you could travel to any moment in history or the future, what would it be?
GM: My death, if you know when you die you can take way more risk up to that point.
CD: Have you ever been hit in the groin?
GM: Yes, before I wore a diamond cup it was the worst pain imaginable, now I just laugh it off.
CD: What advice would you give someone just starting out in this sport?
GM: Take your time!
We want to say thank you to Gerald for chatting with us!