Too often we engage in a fight merely to convince ourselves that we are not afraid. 
When the early chiefs would try to iron out misunderstandings, they often found it necessary, at least once a year, to permit the tribal stone fights. The clan would divide up into two groups and engage in an all-day battle. And this for no other reason than just the fun of it; they really enjoyed fighting.  Since Eden Garden times play, humor and competitive substitutes for physical fighting were practiced. 
Jesus never got into personal combat. Before any attack he first discriminated if the aggressor was a son of God, and he only applied force if that person did not possess moral judgment and spiritual reason. But if he were a son of God he would not use force or self-defense against him, and he would try to use any artifice to appease him. 
When Jesus defended a slave girl in Crete from a drunken degenerate who was attacking her it is the closest Jesus ever came to a fight with a fellow, but thanks to his strong arms Jesus prevented the incident from escalating into something more.