This past weekend, EventHubs reporter Jason24cf attended the Spring Fighter 2013 event over in New York with hopes of catching an interview with MCZ|Daigo. Unfortunately, he was not able to sit down for a full blown conversation but was able to ask the Beast one question about the Street Fighter 4 series update.
Jason asked Daigo if he feels Fei Long needs any nerfs or buffs in the upcoming patch and if so, what should be changed. Umehara's response was as follows.
No he shouldn't be changed, while he is a strong character, he isn't the strongest character. His gameplan is simple, take away anything from his gameplay will hurt him overall. He doesn't have many options like other top characters. He isn't a problem to me.
Fei Long is considered one of the best, if not, the best character in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 right now. It is interesting to see that Daigo feels he isn't quite as strong as he may seem, especially when many feel Ryu vs. Fei is in favor of the latter.