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UFC's Jon Tuck talks to kids about bullying

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It's newest team to the Guam National Youth Football Federation and even though they haven't even had their first game, they're scoring big in the community. It was an event organized by the Southside 49ers: the goal to make sure kids know bullying is bad.

"When I was younger, I didn't have the courage, to be honest, to actually voice out and say that I was bullied," said Jon Tuck, an MMA athlete who fights in UFC. And in their corner, Tuck admitted that when he was a kid he was victim. He shared his story with the kids Tuesday night at the Agat Gymnasium. "I was lucky enough not to get hurt growing up and make it this far in life and be able to stand up and share with these kids to have the courage to speak up and you're not a coward," he continued.

Tuck, who started his MMA career in Guam as a fighter with Pacific Extreme Combat, now fights for UFC. He's using his talent and notoriety to promote anti-bullying. "Lucky enough, I was tough enough to overcome it to be able to find something positive out of it," he said.

And doing something positive is what the Southside 49ers organization is all about. The newly-formed youth football team hopes that by hosting Tuesday night's anti-bullying event that other teams will follow suit. So far, Ava Garcia, the vice president of the Guam National Youth Football Federation says their scoring big. She said, "I gotta give it up to the Southside 49ers and their board and all their hard work and their efforts that they put into bringing the kids out and dedicating tem to do something good during the summer especially keeping them busy and out of trouble and letting them learn the sport of football and just having fun with each other."

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