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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments to Unarmed Combat Commission

Friday, June 12, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Josh Bocks, of New Hudson, and Bruce Hundley, of Howell, to the Unarmed Combat Commission.

Housed within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, the 11-member commission oversees professional boxing and mixed martial arts events.

"These appointees have years of experience and I am confident they will be assets to the board," Snyder said.

Bocks is a transportation planner for the Michigan Department of Transportation. He is a former mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, MMA licensed judge, and MMA referee. Bocks earned a bachelor’s degree in geography, urban planning, and geographic information systems from Michigan State University and a master’s in business administration from Kaplan University. He represents individuals with experience, knowledge, or background in MMA and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of James Weber.

Hundley is the president and CEO of Advance Metal Alloys, Inc. and also served in the United States Army. He studied Tang Soo Do karate for six years and served as an instructor at the Royal Oak YMCA. He represents the general public and replaces Michael Martin.

Bocks serves the remainder of a four-year term expiring June 5, 2016. Hundley serves a four-year term expiring June 5, 2019. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.