Who is the man behind UFC regulatory affairs?

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Marc Ratner is the vice president of regulatory affairs at the UFC. He was also executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) in the past.

He was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in the recently concluded induction ceremony. Already inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, this was Ratner’s third induction across three different organizations.

Marc Ratner joined the UFC in 2006. He was hired by former UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. The longtime vice president of regulatory affairs has been instrumental in the continued success of the UFC over the years.

Talk to Illustrated sportsLorenzo Fertitta praised Ratner for his dedication over the years, saying:

“Marc is this calm behind the storm. I don’t know if we could have developed the sport as we did without it on a regulatory level. He’s been doing it all in the background, doing an amazing job while providing that sense of calm, and he continues to exceed expectations. “

The 77-year-old was also instrumental in legalizing the sport of MMA in New York City in 2016. The Amendment forever transformed the sport of mixed martial arts as new global and financial heights were reached in following this decision.

Watch the UFC tribute to Marc Ratner below:


Dana White raved about Marc Ratner

UFC President Dana White shared a few words of appreciation for Marc Ratner following his Hall of Fame induction. White, via SI.com, said:

“The guy is a fucking legend. He also showed another side of mixed martial arts, and he did so at a time when people weren’t listening or thought they had already made up their minds about the sport. I have been in this business since I was 19. Everyone hates everyone. It’s like that. But not Ratner. Everyone loves Ratner. He is humble; he’s a great human being. He is a huge asset to the UFC, as well as to combat sports as a whole.


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