Marc Ratner, the current UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, was appointed chairman of the newly formed Technical Committee within the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF).
“I’m very honored to work with the IMMAF and help with formulating guidelines and instituting the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts throughout the world. As the Chairman of the Technical Committee our mission will be to have the same rules and medical standards wherever MMA is happening.” says Mr. Ratner.
The appointment became official at the IMMAF board meeting held on Friday the 13th of April 2012. The decision was unanimous in both forming a Technical Committee and Ratner’s appointment.
The committee will have the task of researching and analyzing best practice in the area of MMA regulations for the purpose of future IMMAF recommendations and rule sets.
Ratner comes with unmatched experience and expertise. In addition to his current role with the UFC, he held previous positions with the Nevada Athletic Commission for over 20 years, including roles as the Chief Inspector and Executive Director.
“We are excited to have Mr. Ratner onboard as chairman of the Technical committee”, says IMMAF President August Wallén. “Researching best practice and eventually formulating IMMAF regulations is one of the most important tasks ahead, and one we take very seriously. There is no one out there who is better suited than Marc Ratner to head up this work and we are very grateful for his commitment.”
As the work of the technical committee progresses, information will be posted on the web page under the heading Committees. View video interview with Ratner talking about IMMAF.
Erika Mattsson, Director of Communications
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