Do I fight- not if i have to but i'm a martial arts fan. I take wrestling in high school and jujitsu outside of school. I also box and do Muay Thai at the heavy Bags at my Gym.
Benefits of these in a street fight. Wrestling gets you very good balance being on the ground, Jujitsu allows you to finish with chokes and or other submissions. Lastly boxing/muay thai gets you pretty good stand up wise. And on top of all, these keep you in shape.
I absolutely agree with you. 2 guys coming at you with weapons your best bet is to run. But if you have some exp with Martial Arts i think your chances would defiantly improve a little.
I'd never fight in the street unless it absolutely necessary.
Make love, not war.