DWCS fighter Lorenzo Hood gets maximum drug suspension

A fighter who competed on Dana White’s Contender Series was handed a heavy suspension Tuesday due to a failed drug test and failure to participate in the sanctioning process.

Lorenzo Hood, a World Series of Fighting alumnus who participated in an Oct. 12 DWCS loss to Martin Buday, was suspended for two years and fined $1,989 ($1,500 fine, plus $489 in legal fees) after testing positive for the anabolic steroid methenolone in a Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) urine test. Hood will be able to return to competition on October 12, 2023. The NAC announced the sanction Tuesday at its monthly meeting.

Hood, 32, received the maximum suspension and fine for failing a first doping test due to his lack of participation in the sanctioning process. Since Hood only disclosed protein and vitamins on his pre-fight forms and did not defend himself in any way, a representative from the attorney general’s office offered a response equal to an admission of guilt. .

“Given that the Respondent did not respond or provide a response, and because he is not present today, I would ask that the allegation in the Complaint be accepted as true, as permitted by the NAC 467,924,” the attorney general’s office said. the rep said.

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