It depends on the circumstances. Most of the time, a real man would work it out without fighting or walk away - but a real man will also stand up and fight it needed. A real man knows the difference in the circumstances!
in this case, where the fight is already happening, a real man has already determined that this fight is necessary if he threw the first punch, or he is doing it in defense of someone else or himself. In a fight, a real man does three things, first of all, he will not do anything more than what is necessary to incapacitate the opponent in order to defend himself or another person, he will not act dishonorably and go for the groin, finally, he would show mercy to his opponent, always offering his opponent the chance to have the fight end without more pain, and will never kick someone while they are laying on the ground, as soon as they are on their knees, they are fair game, but if they are on their back or stomach, with no obvious intention to keep going, there is no reason to beat a dead horse.
Fake left... Throw Right!!! If that doesn't work, pray you are wearing running shoes. and Run!!!!!!!
In all sincerity, the smartest defense for a man is his brain. Obviously, the person who is looking to get physical has found the conflict overwhelming. Unfortunately, this is the natural course of action. Any mammal will fight for these 4 reasons (this is not gender oriented.) 1) protecting their territory and their mate. 2) backed into a corner 3) Protecting their young. 4) Hunger. These stem from survival of the "race" and survival of the mammal itself.
The best thing to do is shush up and walk away! I hope your day doesn't include a fight. Have a great day instead! :) :)
Play rock, paper, scissors to resolve the matter. For example, a thug comes and tries to take your wallet. Instead of giving it to him or fighting, play a best of three rock, paper, scissors to see who keeps their wallet. Fair is fair.