Ratner reviews judge’s performance, privately
When the UFC takes place in a nation without a government regulatory body, those duties are handled by former Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission and current UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner.
This was the case at Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 7 – in the UK the venerable British Boxing Board of Control regulates boxing only, not mixed martial arts.
Saturday’s Matt Riddle vs. Che Mills was scored by one judge 29-28 for the local boy Mills, while the other two had it 29-28 Riddle and 30-27 Riddle. UFC president Dana White tweeted a shocked “LMAO,” at the dissenting judge, while the UG’s collective response can be capture in three letters – WTF.
Ratner said the fighters who deserved to win were victorious at UFC on FUEL TV 7, even if he didn’t agree with all of the judges’ scores.
“The most important thing to me is, did the right guy win the fight, who deserved the decision?” said Ratner.
“I’ve already talked with a judge, and I met with all the officials after the fights. We’ll do some stuff internally, but we don’t talk about that to the public.”
For his part, White stands back, and let Ratner do his job.
“I let Ratner do his thing,” White said afterward. “I might bitch about it, but I don’t get involved. If you give Che Mills the f@$%ng fight, I don’t even know what to say to you. What the f@$% do you even say to that guy? ‘See you?’ I hope that’s what’s going to be said.”