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Frankie Edgar confirms next fight will be at featherweight

The speculation is over – former UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar will drop to 145 pounds for his next bout! Edgar had been mulling the idea over since his stumble against Benson Henderson earlier this month, weighing his current comfort and speed against competing against opponents closer to him in size.

Edgar’s decision was reported on this week’s episode of UFC Tonight. No opponent was mentioned as a likely option for his featherweight debut thought it was stated he would likely need to win a fight before receiving consideration for a title-shot.

The 30-year old Edgar, who at 5’6” was tied with Sean Sherk as the UFC’s shortest lightweight, suffered the first losing streak of his career this year by falling in back-to-back decisions against the larger Henderson. However, despite his diminutive size, “The Answer” holds an overall record of 14-3-1 including wins over the likes of Sherk, Gray Maynard, Jim Miller, and B.J. Penn.