Who the hell knows why...sounds like the guy wasn't interested in putting up a fight. Very strange. Not knowing anything about this, can't make any judgments, of course, but it strikes me that Jack White doesn't seem to be the most physically imposing guy, but then again I've only seen him on television. Unless extremely provoked, you can't just go around punching people in the face, of course. But he says it was in self-defense. Must be a spicy scene they have there in Detroit.