Why do men take off their shirts to fight?

@whywiki (6071)
Canada
May 12, 2008 1:14pm CST
I am cruising down the street late Saturday night checking out the action. I see a group of three men(boys actually in my opinion)and they are yelling down the street at a couple. The guy is shirtless and yelling at his girlfriend that it was her fault he got into a fight. I wondered to myself what goes through a man's head before he fights. Is it oh I should take off my shirt so I don't get it covered in blood or ripped. Or is it look at me aren't I hot? I thought it was the shirt getting ruined that make guys take off the shirt before the fight. Hubby says it is because they are posers. I tend to agree with him when I think about it. Have you noticed guys doing this and why do you think they do it?
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7 responses
• United States
12 May 08
I always thought the reason they men do this is so that they are not restricted in their movements. Much better to throw a punch if you are not hampered by a tight fitting shirt.
@whywiki (6071)
• Canada
12 May 08
I feel silly not thinking of this reason, it makes perfect sense.
• United States
12 May 08
rotflmao don't ...that why we mylot... sometimes someone else will see it from a different angle and answer the question that was eluding us. Besides I have 2 brothers, a husband and raised all boys.
@whywiki (6071)
• Canada
12 May 08
All those men in your life and yet you survived, now that's impressive.
@Margajoe (4722)
• Germany
15 May 08
They do it to look more tough, I think. Take care.
@whywiki (6071)
• Canada
15 May 08
I think that is a part of it too. Like when a peacock fluffs up to impress the girls.
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@Margajoe (4722)
• Germany
23 May 08
LOL!! yes yes!!!
@flowerchilde (12517)
• United States
13 May 08
..and they say women are hard to figure out! I would tend to agree with your hubby that they're posers.. but why do they think acting like an idiot is something good?
@whywiki (6071)
• Canada
13 May 08
I've always wondered that myself.
@foxyfire33 (10021)
• United States
12 May 08
I think they use it as a warning...like they yell and hope the other guy won't call their bluff, but when the other guy still wants to fight they take the shirt off as sort of a "ok buddy last chance, see my muscles" kind of thing.
@whywiki (6071)
• Canada
13 May 08
That makes sense too. I'll never completely understand the male species.
@nishidh (105)
• India
12 May 08
ya i notice many guuys to do that befor fight. i think they take off their shirt becz this things help them during fighting. becz some times becaz of shirt they are suffer truble in fighting. you know some time their opponent pull their shirt and get him down.
@whywiki (6071)
• Canada
12 May 08
I didn't even think of that angle. What a good point they might think that too.
@KAS123 (3)
• Australia
28 Mar 10
I'm 36 now, with a good job and a family but when I was younger (20) like most men my age I was a bit rougher. I remember a couple of times I got into fights and I took my shirt off. The reasons I did this were that I wanted to look tough- showing off my six pack and making me look strong when I really wasn't- (being that age) and I wanted less chance of being pulled by my shirt. I remember once when I was 19 I was in a fight and this guy pulled me by the shirt and tried to choke me. Ever since then I took of my shirt to fight. Oh, thank god those days are over now. I don't know what I was thinking.
@Breath (1298)
• United States
15 May 08
I had to laugh!I have often thought about this my self...i guess it is showing off like look I am in better shape then you...In the animal world the animals show off horns,teeth,ect to show they are the better male...I always thought some of the guys I have seen acted like a bunch of wild animals...lol