I was just about to post this. As far as Richard Simmons' fighting, I don't think anyone would be suprised to read that he chooses to slap. My guess is that he couldn't get close enough to bite or scratch.
Normally, I hate reading posts like this, but unfortunately, I am in a position to start the ball rolling. There is a man in Miami who I respect greatly. A ten year US Navy Veteran, a security contractor who served in Iraq.