Former UFC champion dropping to new weight class
Tuesday, 21 August 2012 20:37
On UFC Tonight
Tuesday, it was confirmed that former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar will drop to 145 pounds. According to a post on Ariel Helwani's Twitter
feed, he wants to debut at featherweight by year's end. No date or opponent was named.
Edgar (14-3-1) recently lost a close split decision to current Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson that many thought he won. The 30-year-old has fought in six straight bouts where a title was on the line.
After back-to-back wins over B.J. Penn, he is 1-2-1 since 2011 in two fights each with Henderson and Gray Maynard.- Josh Nason