It was recently announced that Frankie Edgar has decided to finally drop to featherweight following a failure to recapture his lightweight title in an immediate rematch.
With his departure to 145 pounds, Edgar joins a number of former UFC lightweights in his quest in the featherweight division. Most have seen success, but how much?
Here is a look at the former UFC lightweights who have dropped to the featherweight division.
Note: Only fighters who have dropped since the WEC merger were considered (i.e. Leonard Garcia will not be included)