Nice to meet you... In my experience, most fights have been short and quick. The only fight I remember being longer than 2 minutes happened in high school. I was called a racial slur, even though I'm not of that ethincity - I'm 1/4 Thai and look Jewish. Anyway, all I remember was the other guy threw a lot of flurries, one landed on my cheek bone and bruised. I did a double-leg from wrestling and just cradled the guy, while occasionally punching him in the face. The fight was stopped by teachers.
I was confronted at a college party by a drunk guy who mistook me for someone else. I kneed him in the groin and ran away. It took less than 5 seconds.
Visiting my sister in Detroit, a guy accused my nephew of stealing a football, so kicked him square in the sternum with a side kick. He didn't get up, but I heard after I left, my sister's house was vandalized.
That's the extent of my fights, beyond another one I don't wish to revisit. But as you can see, it's just about doing little things that surprise people. I train martial arts as a hobby, but if it can save me, fine. That's the way I view it.