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Akihiro Gono blogs his financial difficulties

UFC welterweight Akihiro Gono recently blogged on his financial difficulties as well as falling asleep during the Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view.

December 5:

"I'm being influence by the worldwide financial crisis. I took 2 [extra people] to Birmingham at my expense. I paid their accommodation, transportation and meals with my credit card. I came home, was stressed out by losing [to Dan Hardy at UFC 89], and wasted money on shopping to manage my stress. Today, I was shocked to see the invoice from my credit card company. The amount was more than I had in my checking account."

"I had to take money from my US dollar saving account. When I withdrew some last December, the currency rate was $1=JPY115. Today, I lost money since the current rate was $1= JPY92.50. I wish I had a normal Japanese yen account; then, I could visit a luxury soapland (a type of brothel in Japan) more than 10 times with the money I lost. I have no money and no girlfriend this Winter. I'll spend my free time downloading Christmas songs at home."

December 7:

"I purchased the PPV of Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao. I laid down on the bed, and waited until their fight started. How stupid of me to fall in sleep while waiting! When I woke up, it was the moment Oscar gave up and walked to Pacquiao."

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