As society has developed more and more, violence have been gradually reduced. After all, it is against the law. The of force is discouraged by society. People will generally not attack others unless provoked. However, not everybody is made the same.
Some people will lash out with little provocation, while others seem like they would never lash out. Regardless of the person, everyone has a point where they snap. If anger reaches above someone’s tolerance, then that is where they will be unable to control themselves. Bullies often think they are invincible when picking on the weak, but everyone has a boiling point.
In the sport of boxing and MMA, provoking and taunting has the use of making people lose their cools. There is no benefit outside of the sport to provoking someone unless you want to bring a lawsuit.