There’s a whole bunch of really good blogs dedicated to Japanese MMA, but most of them keep it kinda dry and to events + fights only. Which is why I find Suki’s MMA blog so interesting: she translates all the fucked up shit Japanese fighters say in their blogs. Yesterday I mentioned Akihiro Gono lamenting his need for a wife now that he can’t use his right hand. Well today he detailed his experience buying a Playboy magazine:
I got a message from my friend about the magazine, Playboy. He recommended for me to go and get it because the photographs of Suzanne are really good. I freaked out imagining having to walk 2 min. to the store. Under the terrible pain I walked unnatural and that brings more pain. What can I get by getting through this? It’s Suzanne’s photograph which I have never seen and I want to see. I took 500 yen and decided to go.
I felt dizzy, but I made it to a store and came home. I drank an after workout protein drink as usual and put the playboy on the table. I was satisfied seeing this magazine. I wish I could enjoy more if I could use my right hand…
Ya never hear these guys talking like this when they know foreigners are listening. They’re all honor and respect and fighter’s spirit blah blah blah. I’m really getting a kick out of this view inside what’s really going on in their heads. Knowing who all the big Japanese fighters are jacking it to makes me feel more educated about the fight scene there. And reading about it from Suki is a lot less uncomfortable than having Jordan Breen keep bringing it up. I’m sorry, but talking about masturbation with him got creepy MONTHS ago.