The AP reported yesterday that Mongolian sumo star Asashoryu is on the verge of a nervous breakdown, according to a psychiatrist. Asashoryu, née Dolgorsuren Dagvadorj, has been depressed since being suspended from competing in two tournaments by the Japan Sumo Association. The Ass-ociation has its sumo-diapers in a wad because Asashoryu did not compete in its summer exhibition tour, citing injuries, and, instead, did an unconscionably selfish thing–play a soccer match for charity in his native Mongolia. And now the Ass-ociation, who is cutting the wrestler’s pay by thirty percent, won’t even let Asashoryu leave Japan during his suspension. I always thought sumo kinda sucked, but now I know why.
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