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UFC to Implement Random Drug Testing Before 2015

From our mouths, to the UFC’s ears. The planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion is finally taking the most aggressive step towards cleaning up the sport that they’re the face of.  UFC vice president of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner told that the UFC is in talks with as many as five independent agencies to implement a random, out-of-competition drug testing...
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC apologizes for breach of protocol in removing judge in China

When the UFC travels abroad to countries without a recognized commission, the promotion acts as its own governing body, assigning referees and judges as well as handling drug testing and other issues for the fighters on hand. Former Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Marc Ratner, who is the UFC's vice president of regulatory affairs, typically handles all of these...
Via Fox Sports
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The UFC raises its threshold for marijuana with the Nevada State Athletic Commission behind them.

Poor Pat Healy, the martyr of this entire situation. That guy is one of the reasons marijuana metabolites are now searched in an athlete’s system at the rate of 50 ng/mL to now 150 ng/mL, something WADA agreed to, that will make the Nevada State Athletic Commission follow suit. In simpler terms, no longer will someone who has supposedly smoked a month out from their fight pop...
Via Fight Hub TV
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Get Bigger, Stronger, and Faster With Marijuana

by Evan Shoman (@shomanart) I grew up in San Diego and surfed competitively.  The stereotype of the surfing culture is that of Jeff Spicoli from ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’.  I knew plenty of guys who embraced the stereotype and lived up to it every day.  I never understood how some of my friends could smoke marijuana and then go surfing.  In fact, I never understood...
Via hov-mma
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Vitor Belfort Sidesteps Testosterone (TRT) Questions

According to UFC vice president of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner, an unnamed fighter was granted a therapeutic-use exemption for testosterone replacement therapy at UFC 152. Although the controversial treatment is legal with a doctor’s note, fans immediately turned detective to try and figure out who the party was. Fingers quickly pointed to Vitor Belfort (Pictured), who at the...
January 09, 2013  |  Discuss

‘UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs Pearson’ Medical Suspensions

UFC vice president of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner has medically suspended all 20 athletes who competed in this past weekend’s “UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs Pearson” event. The majority of the fighters were issued mandatory 21-day suspensions. However, seven contestants might be riding for pine for as long as six months. Although, each of those combatants could return to action...
December 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Ratner: All 8 UFC 144 Drug Tests Come Back Clean; Results Pending for UFC on Fuel TV 2

All eight drug tests conducted at UFC 144 came back negative, according to UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner. confirmed the results Tuesday with Ratner, who verified that headliners Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar tested negative for both performance enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse. Six randomly selected competitors also produced negative tests...
Via cheap-heat
April 17, 2012  |  Discuss

All UFC 142 Fighter Drug Tests Negative, Says UFC’s Marc Ratner

All eight drug tests conducted following UFC 142 came back negative, according to UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner.
Via Sherdog
February 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Ratner: Silva Loss at UFC 142 Will Not Be Overturned

Erick Silva's disqualification loss to Carlo Prater at UFC 142 will not be overturned, UFC vice president regulatory affairs Marc Ratner said in a release on Thursday.
Via Sherdog
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss

UFC Will Not Overturn Erick Silva’s Controversial Disqualification Loss

Unfortunately for welterweight Erick Silva (Pictured), the only man with the power to overturn his highly-controversial disqualification loss to Carlos Prater at UFC 142 has upheld referee Mario Yamasaki’s on-the-spot decision. On Thursday night, UFC vice president of government and regulatory affairs Marc Ratner issued a statement explaining how he reached his verdict. “Based...
January 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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