Archive: Marc Ratner

Jul 15, 2014 4:34 pm

UFC Targeting Puerto Rico Event In 2015

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner spoke with UFC.com about when the UFC will be coming to Puerto Rico. “I’m going to Puerto Rico to meet with the athletic commission and some government officials there because we do want to fight there sometime in 2015 (in San Juan),” Ratner told UFC.com. “And this...

Nov 19, 2013 7:33 am

NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer Believes There Is No Judging Problem In Nevada

Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer has been under fire recently from MMA personalities such as referee John McCarthy and UFC President Dana White. After Georges St. Pierre’s controversial title victory over Johny Hendricks, which left White and many other media members fuming, Kizer still think there is no real issue with the...

Oct 16, 2013 11:00 am

UFC Executive Defends MMA’s 10-Point Must System

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Marc Ratner, is one of the world’s most respected combat sports regulators. The former Executive Director for Nevada has seen it all. In a sport where the only rules used to be no biting or eye gauging, he, with the assistance of the UFC, has...

Sep 13, 2013 10:18 am

Knees and Kicks to a Downed Fighter Rule Reinterpreted by Athletic Commissions

How athletic commissions interpret the rule about knees and kicks to a downed fighter and how referees enforce the rule has changed. UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and former Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission Marc Ratner appeared on a recent edition of “UFC Tonight” on Wednesday and explained the new interpretation...

Jun 18, 2013 2:08 pm

Marc Ratner: UFC event in Boston is not in jeopardy

UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner, stated today that the UFC’s debut on FOX Sports 1 set for August 17 at the TD Garden in Boston will definitely happen. Mr. Ratner issued the statement following an article written by the Boston Herald on Tuesday, indicating that the August event was in jeopardy. “The...

Apr 29, 2013 6:00 pm

Marc Ratner To Make Formal Request To Change Unified Rules At Summer ABC Convention

This past weekend at UFC 159 we saw light heavyweight Ovince St. Preux get his eyes accidentally gouged by opponent Gian Villante which led referee Kevin Mulhall to halt and call an end to the fight. Immediately following the event, UFC President Dana White discussed his desire to reassess the rules: “What needs to happen...