Vega is the russian psycho crusher, M. Bison is the black boxer, and Balrog is the gay spanish acrobat.
After an error in the american port, japan apparently decided it was a lot funnier for us to all call them by the wrong names than to correct us.
Riskbreaker - 2009-12-02 Actually, or as far as i know, because M Bison is a twist of M Tyson, it was changed to avoid any possible copyright problem. Then they had to re-arrange the other characters names.
punch drunk babies - 2009-12-03 See, that bugs me, no one asked that cause everyone here ALREADY KNEW
morva - 2010-05-25 The guy who played Dhalsim is now gonernor of Miyazaki prefecture.