What Is Daigo's Day Job?

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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.

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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."

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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 via オレ的ゲーム情報] [Pic]

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DISCUSSION

That's cool he has a job that's very valuable in society. Much respect for his occupation.

If he worked in the gaming industry, his gaming passion and skill would have diminished and would most likely not be at this level.