What Is Daigo's Day Job?

Daigo Umehara could very well be the greatest Street Fighter player on this spinning blue orb we call "Earth". There must be more to the man than that. There is.

In an interview with Japan's Sankei newspaper, Daigo talks about signing autographs and his English-language nickname, "The Beast". Besides the money he earns from tournaments, the paper asks what Daigo does for livelihood.

"I work in a nursing home," he replies. At most, he says he's been working about five days a week. "Both of my parents work in the medical field, so there wasn't any resistance to taking care of the elderly."

Not only can Daigo wipe the floor with just about anyone in Street Fighter, he also helps the elderly during the week.

The Beast? More like The Nice Person.

【WEB人・詳報版】プロゲーマー、ウメハラさん(29) 「格ゲー盛り上げたい」 [MSN産経ニュース][a haref="http://www.kineda.com/daigo-umehara-wins-evo-2010-super-street-fighter-iv-championship-title/">Pic]


Comments

    Bah... here I was thinking it was going to be something about Yakuza 4.

    T3T Oh man, now you can't be mad at him. He's so humble in SF matches too, you never see him boast or anything.

    He really is a nice guy <3

    Wow, how nice.

    my mum's in aged care, but she has never played street fighter. i wonder.....

    "Not only can Daigo wipe the floor with just about anyone in Street Fighter, he also helps the elderly during the week."

    More like he wipes the floor with old people poop.

    I think daigo will keep next five years champion in EVO.

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