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Ratner to join Ultimate Fighting Championship group

Updated: March 24, 2006, 3:21 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- The longtime executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission said Friday that he is resigning to take an administrative post with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Marc Ratner, 61, a former inspector for the influential Nevada boxing oversight board and its director since 1992, called his three-year contract with the mixed martial arts fight promoter "a wonderful opportunity for myself and my family."

"It's the right time," Ratner said. His last day with the athletic ...

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