Mike is a boxer
the first World Warrior tournament. He enters in the first World Warrior
Tournament simply to make some money and also help his little sister in the
hospital. Unfortunately, Mike was defeated by Ryu
int he tournament and hasn't been seen since.
Due to the fact that Balrog's
name is also "Mike" in Japan, fans were lead to believe that Mike
and Balrog are the same person. However, the official artbook All About
confirms that Mike is not the same person as Balrog. Some fans speculate that Mike is the
African-American fighter seen in the SF2 intro who ends up getting
punched by the blond fighter - whom some think could be Joe).