You probably know him as the sagely older dude who sometimes appears on UFC broadcasts waxing poetic about the Unified Rules and how they apply to the circumstances of a particular bout. But Marc Ratner ran the Nevada State Athletic Commission prior to his UFC gig, and in that time, was THE MAN when it came to boxing. Because of this, he was inducted in the International Boxing Hall of Fame this weekend.
MMAJunkie has the details:
UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame today in Canastota, N.Y.
Ratner was the long-time executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, a position which allowed him to oversee some of the biggest fights in modern boxing history, including the infamous “Bite Fight” between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield.
He joined the NSAC as an inspector in 1985 and became chief inspector in 1987. Following the 1992 death of executive director Chuck Minker, Ratner was named to the position.
Congrats to Ratner on this honor.