Ex-BKFC Champ Lorenzo Hunt Suspended 18 Months for Drug Test

Ex-BKFC champion Lorenzo Hunt received an 18-month suspension, a $40,000 fine, and additional penalties after testing positive for a banned substance and elevated testosterone levels following his fight at BKFC KnuckleMania 4.

Ex-BKFC champion Lorenzo Hunt received an 18-month suspension and a $40,000 fine. This came after he tested positive for a banned substance and had elevated testosterone levels surrounding his fight at BKFC KnuckleMania 4 in April.

Hunt’s punishment was decided during a commission meeting in June.

In addition to the suspension and fine, which was 40% of his $100,000 fight purse, Hunt must pay $500 for the drug test. He also needs to provide six negative full WADA panel drug tests at his expense before he can fight in the state again.

According to documents from the California State Athletic Commission provided to MMA Fighting, Hunt tested positive for trenbolone metabolite epitrenbolone. This anabolic steroid and elevated testosterone levels showed a ratio of 172, far exceeding the conventional threshold of 4.

Hunt requested an appeal, leading to a hearing before the commission in June. However, the 41-year-old fighter failed to appear.

Ultimately, the commission handed down the suspension, fines, and additional stipulations required before he can return to compete in California.

After claiming titles across multiple divisions in BKFC, Hunt relinquished his belts. He aimed to challenge heavyweight champion Mick Terrill.

Unfortunately for Hunt, he suffered an injury less than two minutes into the opening round against Terrill. This led to a TKO victory for Terrill. The win stands regardless of Hunt’s drug testing results.

Hunt hasn’t addressed the suspension publicly yet. He’ll be forced to sit out until at least October 2025 based on the commission’s decision.


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