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Jim and Matt talk with Marc Ratner and Carlos Ulberg, and preview UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot, on today's episode of UFC Unfiltered!
First, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for the UFC, Marc Ratner, joins the show. He shares some stories from his new book, Ringside: My Life Outside The Ropes And The Octagon. He also details the process of legalizing mixed martial arts in New York and in other countries, shares why he would not like the UFC to implement open scoring, and recaps from his perspective the first UFC fight he ever saw in 2001.
Then, after Jim and Matt preview UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot, UFC Light Heavyweight Carlos Ulberg joins the show. He shares how he transitioned from semi-professional rugby to mixed martial arts, helps Jim and Matt settle a debate on whether or not audiobooks are the same as reading, and opens up about helping UFC Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya prepare for his bout against Jared Cannonier at UFC 276.
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