Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner, was appointed chairman of the newly-formed Technical Committee within the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF).
The IMMAF, a "democratic body to organize and drive the development of the sport on a worldwide basis," announced the addition earlier this week on its official website.
"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."
The purpose of the IMMAF, founded by August Wallén, former athlete and previous President of the Swedish MMA Federation, is to maintain unified rules on a global level, as well as promote fighter safety and regulation across International fronts, from the amateur level straight through to the pros.
Bringing on Ratner is certainly a good start.