It's time to rehash the most important discussion to ever grace the MA board. Whether or not a human is capable of beating a chimp in an unarmed fight. Instead of just posing the question, I'm going to respond to the more common arguments against man. Afterwards, if you still disagree, (which I don't see how you could) feel free to discuss.
Chimps are like 10 times as strong as humans!
This is the most common argument and it is also false. Chimps are stronger than humans, but not nearly to the degree that people would lead you to believe.
If you don't feel like reading the link, I'll summarize. The myth that chimpanzees are wildly stronger than us comes from a biologists flimsy strength testing methods back in the 1920's. These findings were quickly found to be false and as it turns out, an adult chimp pulled about the same weight as an adult man. Of course, when you factor in the fact that chimps are smaller than us, they are certainly stronger pound for pound, but as far as pure strength is concerned, the difference is negligible. So, now that we all know that chimps aren't wildly stronger than man, they're left with a significant weight, height and reach disadvantage when compared to humans.
Now, let's say a chimp was like 2, or even 3 times as strong as an average man? That's being incredibly generous to the chimp, but we'll go with it for the sake of argument. Well, there are humans out there that are 7-8 times as strong as the average man. Chimps aren't capable of training themselves the way man has learned to, so the natural strength advantage of a chimp is quickly negated by the work ethic of a man. This is not debatable.
Lastly, I'll show you a video of a wild chimp attacking a man.
The chimp grabs the man and tries to pull and swing him. The man looks like he weighs 140 lbs wet and the full grown chimp is incapable of even pulling the man off of his feet. So much for super chimp strength.
"Chimps are wild and aggressive! They would just rush you immediately"
So what? Bull rushing is not a good way to win a fight. I fight a lot and if everyone I fought just bull rushed me, I would win 100% of the time. Wild flailing has never been and will never be a suitable replacement for calculated technique.
A chimp can rip off your face!
Yeah, and? I could rip your face off too, if I wanted to. In fact, lots of serial killers have done this sort of thing. Next.
"Chimps have those sharp teeth!"
Okay, I'm not gonna lie. This is a very legitimate concern and I think the only real advantage that a chimp has in a fight against a man. Those teeth are absolutely nasty and incredibly dangerous. That said, it's not like these teeth guarantee they'll win. Getting bitten by one of them would hurt, yes, but it wouldn't kill you, nor would it render you unconscious and unable to fight. If you could work past the pain of being bitten, there's really nothing stopping you from digging it's eyes out with your thumbs.
The problem is that a human is more likely to be afraid of the chimp and far more reluctant to fight back. I'm not trying to argue that a man could easily beat a chimp. I'm just suggesting that it's very conceivable