After his win and becoming Evo 2010 Super Street Fighter IV champion, word got out that Daigo Umehara's golden tournament edition arcade stick made by Mad Catz was stolen. Word about this theft came from the Capcom_Unity Twitter:
Person who stole Daigo's fight stick is weaksauce. If you had skills, you could just try to beat him.
That turned out to be a little early on the accusations as Mad Catz Associate Product Manager, Mark Julio, cleared things up on his twitter:
I'm flying home with Daigo's gold TE stick (Numbered 1 of 24), his EVO medals, and his SSFIV trophy, lol. Gonna send it to him later.
Mark Julio would be the one to know for sure if any one of these golden arcade sticks was stolen as he was the one passing them out to the winners. It appears that the champion has all his prizes in order to put alongside his countless other trophies cementing him as the greatest Street Fighter player.
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