In fact, the only good reasons to fight these days is defending the honor of your mother/sister/significant other or having your boy's back. Those are the only acceptable reasons to fight. If you fight for anything other than those reasons, you're probably a dumb-ass and deserve the ass-whipping you're about to take.
There are 3 major reasons to not get into a physical confrontation in 2010:
1) No one fights a fair one
2) the Anderson Silva factor, and
3) Bouncers/Police will Whip Your Ass if You Win
WJA3's #1 Reason to Remain Calm when a N-Word bumps into You in the Club - No One Fights a Fair One
I think the last recorded fair street fight was with Mike Tyson broke Mitch Green's nose in 1988. Ever since then, there hasn't been a fair street fight. Everybody has people waiting on deck for outside interference or even worse, are equipped with weapons of mass destruction.
Even the cleanest living person keeps their crazy family member (usually a cousin who just got out of jail) who has the mentality of the dude from the old Ma$e skit ("I'm Not Scared And...I Want!...to Go Back!") on speed dial.
One wouldn't expect it knowing my personality, but WJA2 has more guns than TI for anybody who steps to the fam.
WJA3's #2 Reason to Just Take It as a Compliment if a Dude stares at Your Girl Too Long - The Anderson Silva Factor
For those who aren't familar with UFC, the gentleman who looks like a herb despite the mildly amusing t-shirt is Anderson Silva. His voice gives you the impression his nuts haven't dropped yet PAUSE.
His physique is at best of someone who jogs 2-3 times a week. His appearance is not at all intimidating. He also has black belts in Tae Kwon Do, Judo, & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And as you can see from the video below, he's currently the baddest man on the planet.
There are thousands of people out there, who like Silva, don't look like ish but can probably kill you in 7 different ways. The days of Debo looking n-words being the tough guys are long gone.
If not bouncers, the police are also willing to escort you to the "winner's circle" located by the docks.
End of the day, just say no to violence....unless someone slaps your girl's ass or calls your momma a ho. In that case, do what you gotta do.
--WJA3 the Bl-O.G.