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Marc Ratner named to 2020 UFC Hall of Fame class

One of the most influential behind-the-scenes figures in combat sports history is going into the UFC Hall of Fame.

During Saturday's UFC 255 broadcast, it was announced that Marc Ratner will be part of this year's class as part of the Contributor wing.

This year's class will also include Georges St-Pierre (Modern era wing), Kevin Randleman (Pioneer wing), and Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson (Fight wing). While this will be their official induction year, they will be part of the 2021 ceremony which is expected to be live next July during International Fight Week.

A near-lifelong official in collegiate and high school football, Ratner joined the Nevada State Athletic Commission in 1985, eventually rising to Executive Director in 1992. He joined the UFC in May 2006 where he helped the push to make MMA legal in all 50 states as well as in other countries, using his 20+ years as a respected regulator to do so. Ratner also oversees UFC's self regulation efforts when the promotion holds shows in countries that don't have a commission.

Ratner is a member of the World Boxing Hall of Fame, the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and the Southern Nevada Hall of Fame.