According to a report from the UFC's television magazine program "UFC Tonight," former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will drop down to the featherweight division. This comes on the heels of UFC 150 at which Edgar failed to wrestle the lightweight belt from champion Benson Henderson.
Details about Edgar's move such as debut date and opponent were not announced.
Edgar captured the UFC lightweight title with a somewhat controversially decision over B.J. Penn. However, the new champion erased all doubt with a commanding decision in the rematch. He then fought to a draw with Gray Maynard before once against winning the second title fight with a fourth-round knockout at UFC 136.
Henderson defeated Edgar for the belt at UFC 144. Once again, the UFC set up an immediate rematch. In the second fight, Edgar made significant strides, but Henderson still took the fight on the judges' cards.
Edgar has widely been considered small for the lightweight division. The New Jersey native wrestled collegiately for Clarion at 141 pounds.