What was going on with Varner at world cup anyway? He didn't just lose to Yazdani. The Russian Akhmedov, who Varner has beaten 2x I think, just ripped him apart. I bet he gave up more points in that tournament then the last two years combined.
Just to throw more fuel on the fire... Gadisov lost to Gogchelize this year, Yazdani lost to his backup. Varner beat both