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Frankie Edgar Confirms He’s Moving Down To Bantamweight

The possibility of Frankie Edgar moving down to bantamweight has long been talked about and it’s finally becoming a reality after his recent featherweight title fight challenge against Max Holloway ended in defeat.

Edgar’s long-time coach Mark Henry first broke the news on ESPN.

“It feels like a new beginning for us,” Henry said yesterday. “I love the kid, and I feel it will be safer for him at 135. He always does better when he fights guys his own size. When he’s fighting guys with similar height and range — sometimes they still weigh more than him, but I feel like it’s an even playing field.

”He was barely cutting any weight at featherweight. I think during this last camp, he was 152 pounds a few weeks before the fight. And he hadn’t started cutting yet.”

Meanwhile, the former lightweight champion himself later confirmed his decision to target a move to 135lbs.

“The cat’s out of the bag!” Edgar wrote on Twitter. “I’ve been reluctant to cut down my whole career but I feel like now is the time. Excited for a new beginning!”

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