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Guam - There is a big fight this weekend, the PXC 32, a mixed martial arts event. 14 fighters from Guam and Korea. This and other mixed martial arts events are supposed to be "regulated and licensed" by the Guam Unarmed Combat Commission [GUCC].
Public Law 30-45 created the GUCC in July 2009.
The commission is supposed to have 7 members, and initially a quorum of 5 Board members served, Patrick Lujan, George Flores, Cono Cruz, John Edwards and Noe Crisostimo.
But for one reason or another they have all since bowed out.
There is currently only 1 Commissioner, Jon Ulloa, who told us the names of 3 other nominees are currently pending at the Governor's Office, but none have been appointed yet.
The GUCC does not have a quorum, can not make decisions and can not "regulate" or "license" anything. Yet the fights go on.
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Even though the Commission is not functioning, Rev and Tax Director John Camacho says he is confident that the applicable taxes and fees required for such events, are being assessed and collected.
And the sole serving GUCC Commissioner, Ulloa also confirmed that all licesnes have been issued, all fees collected, a bond has been posted and referres and medical staff hired and paid for by the promoter, Tropical Productions.
Friday afternoon we contacted the Attorney General to inquire about the propriety of mixed martial arts contests being conducted without the formal sanction of the body which is required by law to "regulate and license" such events. We had not received a response as of news time.
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