If you read through my post about why I started Blerd, then you know that Street Fighter was hugely influential to me growing up. I have a mini SFII arcade machine in my game room right now actually. It takes me back to being a kid burning quarters at Cheltenham Mall in Philly with my cousin, so I had to have it.
In the ESPN clip above Arda Ocal talks esports with Mike Tyson and reveals to him that Balrog is based on his likeness. This comes to a surprise to Mike, which seems completely and utterly ridiculous, especially since multiple Street Fighter games have been released over the years which still feature the character. The worse part…I actually believe that he was unaware.