Origins and Real-Life Equals in Street Fighter
Street Figther is about to reboot just months from now, in 2016. We’ve been fans since SF2. To celebrate the most mature, competitive and beautiful Street Fighter to date, here’s a run down of the fighters origin and todays real-lfe equals.
First up is place 15 to 12.
15. Sagat – Sagat Petchyindee (Muay Thai Champion)
Petchyindee is considered to be one of the best Muay Thai fighters. He is from Thailand and his first name is Sagat, just like Sagat in Street Fighter. Was he used as an inspriation for Street Fighter’s Sagat? Most likely. He has the same body type as Sagat in Street Fighter 2 too. However, SF Sagat has become more and more swoll with each new SF game, so his body type looks completely different now than the original.
14. Fei Long – Bruce Lee (Icon)
Yep, that’s him. A real-life equal today could be Erick Silva who is figting in UFC. His first fights in octagon was amazingly entertaining and he moves just like Lee in many ways. He then faced some tough opponants who put him through hell so he lost that magic touch, still my vote of Lee today.
13. M. Bison – Mike Tyson
This one is so obvious that Capcom changed the name of all the bosses in Street Fighter. M.Bison became Balrog, Balrog became Vega, Vega became M. Bison. Wrap your head around that one!
12. Gouken – Sadhguru (Founder of Isha Foundation)
Sadhguru is a spiritual guru. Gu means darkness and ru means dispeller. So a guru is basically a person who provides insight and clarity to people who feel lost. He teaches people a technology that is called inner engineering so that you can become conscious enough to create and live the life that you want. He has a big following in India and his look and body type is very similar to Gouken in Street Fighter 4.