Alright i have seen a lot of people talking about tony's crazy cardio and pace and i completely agree, the the pace and pressure that he keeps on people is incredible and thats why a lot of people believe that his cardio makes him immune to gassing out, which i think is not correct. Ok so, every top endurance athlete has a certain pace that they follow, it could be swimming, cycling or running. It doesnt really matter but what they do have in common is that that pace is not a sprint, its 50,60 or maybey even 70% of their maximum effort. Why is this important? For example... Lets take a marathon runner and lets say that his maximum pace for a 20 mille run is 5 mins per mille. Now take that same runner and tell him to run 10 milles at a 2.5 min mille pace. We just cut his distance in half but also made his pace 50% faster. Mathematically speaking this runner should be able to complete this but in a real world scenario he wont. Why not? Because the amount of effort that has to put in to make his pace 50% faster is going to make him use up his energy supply at a much faster rate, this is why sprinting is so exhausting and gasses you out quickly. How does this relate to mma you might ask. Well khabib's ground game is completely centered around making his opponets use maximum effort to try and get up or get out of positions, you dont have a choice, either you stay in place and try to conserve energy and get smashed or try and get up and have khabib trip you over and over again, his whole ground game is centered around switching bettween making you use energy and punching you when you try to take a break or catch your breath. Thats why Jhon Kavanagh's advice to conor was "if he takes you down, dont put a huge amount of effort trying to get back up and avoid taking damage as best you can" he knew that if khabib took him down there was no point in trying to get back up again. Tony seems to believe that his juijitsu is good enough to stop khabib from doing what he does best on the ground... Lol. Thats not gonna happen, i dont care how much of a fan of Tony you are, if he gets taken down he's gonna get fooked, he's gonna get tired, the positions that khabib puts you in are designed to get you tired, i dont care who you are, you're gonna gas out with him on the ground, no if's or but's. Best advice for tony is to avoid that fucking fence like the plague, move around use his reach and pray to god khabib cant catch him. Khabib can also take him down if he's not at the fence, the "khabib can only take people down at the fence" narrative was painted by chael sonnen, the reason khabib likes to take people down at the fence is because you dont have the space to sprawl, you get trapped, in the unlikley event that you get back up again, you're still trapped at the fence and you're most likley gonna get taken down again, just like our boy Dustin. If you watch khabib's old fights in Russia that we're done in a ring without a cage, you can see that his favorite ways of getting people down are single legs or just shooting a good old double. I sure hope that Tony's real gameplan is not attacking from his back but instead preventing the takedown in the first place.