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Hayato Sakurai will face Nick Diaz on July 21 in a match to decide the first-ever DREAM Welterweight Champion. But before that goes down, "Mach" has some eating to do... American style.
Suki MMA translated the former DEEP and Shooto fighter's blog posts from this week:
** June 16 **
The U.S. is a place I don't have to speak in Japanese, as though I cannot speak in English. I'm here with my teammate, Kondo, this time. I don't have a driver's license now because my license was canceled due to high speed. I had Kondo get an international driver's license and went to rent a car. The reason why he was denied was that no insurance covers a driver who is under 21 years old with an international license. We were very disappointed. I watched the fight of KJ Noons vs Yves Edwards. I trained with KJ at AMC and he won. He defeated Nick Dias [sic], who I was going to face next, by TKO before. He is doing very good now. I went to TGI Fridays for dinner.
** June 17 **
George [Gurgel] [sic] who fought Imanari in Japan gives us a ride. I feel like everything in the U.S. is bigger, including bigger portion of food and people are so open minded and have bigger heart. I stay with Kondo and George and have fun. We eat either meats or sushi everyday. Diet Coke here tastes different than the Japanese one, but I like it.