It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
From as early as our ancestral caveman days, humanity has hurt and killed each other for gain, pleasure or out of necessity. Fighting, defensive or offensive is our oldest skill, not much different than any other animal.
Animals aren’t restrained by arbitrary rules or hindered by the concept of right and wrong. They fight dirty through the instinctive nature to survive at all cost.
Even as civilized humans, we should defend ourselves equally unrestrained, brutally but methodically if our life was dependent on it. As the most sentient species, it’s logical and appropriate that our instinct for survival is just as strong as any lesser organism.
Dirty fighting or fighting dirty is a method of unconventional close quarters combat with none of the restrictions typically found in organized fighting;
Most of those combat tactics are for good reason, prohibited in legitimate sport fighting as well as friendly sparring – dirty fighting has no place in such venues.
If you’re about to be assaulted and escape is not an option, those dirty (but situationally justified) fighting tactics should be executed with extreme prejudice.
This “beast”, while retaining a conscious and level head should embrace the animal within and fight as if your life depended on it, because it does.
I like a man who grins when he fights.
The Art of Fighting Dirty.
[The featured photo was taken in Amsterdam, Netherlands.]