NYSAC chaos is already alarming barrier to NY’s UFC 205

LAS VEGAS — Marc Ratner, the current vice president of regulatory affairs for the UFC, hopes to meet with the New York State Athletic Commission in the next two weeks to begin mapping out a strategy for UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 12. The problem is, Ratner isn’t sure whom he needs...
Via New York Post
July 09, 2016

UFC spent over $2 million to successfully lobby New York legislators

After what he says were more than 20 visits to New York's capital of Albany lobbying on behalf of the UFC in the past seven years, the promotion's vice president of regulatory affairs Marc Ratner finally saw his and others' work pay off last week when the Empire State assembly approved a bill that seeks to legalize and regulate professional MMA. The former Nevada Athletic Commission...
Via FOX Sports
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

What happens now after MMA is finally legalized in New York

Less than a year after Marc Ratner left his post as executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission to become the senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs for the UFC, he made his first visit to Albany to lobby the New York legislature to regulate professional mixed martial arts in New York. That...
Via New York Post
March 25, 2016

UFC Media Call To Discuss MMA Becoming Legal In New York

Following the major news that Mixed Martial Arts is finally legal in New York, UFC Chairman and CEO, Lorenzo Fertitta, UFC Executive Vice President and COO, Lawrence Epstein, UFC Senior Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner, and former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman all sat in on a special UFC media conference
Via Fight Of The Night
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

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 duties...
Via FOX Sports
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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