Zuffa held an MMA exhibition at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York. The goal: to make their presence felt, and perhaps impart a bit of education to a region still struggling to come to grips with mixed martial arts. Taking center stage were fighters Uriah Hall, Ryan LaFlare, Dennis Bermudez and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes, who taught a wrestling clinic to about 60 grade school kids. But on the sidelines were the real movers and shakers – UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner and UFC head honcho Lorenzo Fertitta. Rebellion Media caught up with Fertitta and got his perspective of how the seemingly never-ending battle for sanctioning is going this year.