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Thread: In pre-fight interview, Bellator 116's Rob Emerson makes startling accusation

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    Default In pre-fight interview, Bellator 116's Rob Emerson makes startling accusation

    In pre-fight interview, Bellator 116's Rob Emerson makes startling accusation
    Then, the interview took a very dark turn. Emerson, who on Friday is scheduled to compete against Joe Taimanglo on the preliminary card of Bellator 116 at California’s Pechanga Resort and Casino, spoke about a running feud with UFC flyweight Ian McCall and made a very serious accusation.

    With his gaze cast downward, Emerson seethed over McCall and said he was indirectly responsible for the death of Shane del Rosario, the UFC heavyweight who suddenly passed away this past December.

    “Shane was my best friend – we were all friends – and there’s a lot of facts and stuff that I’m not going to bring up, but I hold him indirectly responsible for what happened to Shane,” Emerson said.

    Del Rosario, who lived in Newport Beach, Calif., died from natural causes, including complications from a rare heart disorder. But a trio of illegal drugs also were found in his system and contributed to his death, according to a coroner’s office.

    McCall shared an apartment with Del Rosario and reportedly found the fighter unconscious. Del Rosario, who had recently withdrawn from a UFC 168 fight with Guto Inocente, was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced brain-dead on Dec. 3.

    Jason House, who manages McCall and also repped Del Rosario, declined comment through an associate when contacted Monday by MMAjunkie.

    Emerson and McCall once trained together in Southern California at Team Oyama. But this past year, their relationship took a nasty turn when McCall on Twitter accused Emerson of sleeping with his wife.
    And if you want beef, then bring the ruckus

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    so what he is saying is Uncle creepy forced a man 3 times his size top do drugs

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    No, he said INDIRECTLY.
    You say shark I say hey man, Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars

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    Wow, I smell a lawsuit coming from McCall.........

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    Says the man who slept with McCall's wife.

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    I didn't know that Emerson had a connection to both McCall and Del Rosario. And was even more ignorant of the feud between the two sparked by McCall's accusation whether it be true or not.

    This accusation that Emerson let out is both startling and sad. I don't know if McCall was truly the indirect culprit of Del Rosario's death, but an accusation like this isn't one to be thrown around lightly. Emerson stated there were facts he wouldn't bring up, and I can't help but wonder if it would incriminate everyone including himself if he let these facts be known.

    It's especially sad because if they were both good friends with Del Rosario, I would like to believe he wouldn't want them carrying a grudge like this. Then again, I don't know this for sure. It's my opinion that saying something like this through a media outlet is irrational, and it's likely he's still hurt from the loss of a close friend. Yes it makes for an attention-grabbing headline, but it could come at the cost of ruining someone's credibility. Until these facts he mentioned are brought to light, it's an unsavory tactic to employ. I'd rather read a million articles of Dana White's disappointing "good news" than an article like this.

    My apologies for the rant.

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    That is heavy. Insane that he would say that to the MMA media.

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    Didn't the autospy reveal that he died of an undiagnosed heart condition and the drugs in his system were unrelated to his death?
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCold48 View Post
    Didn't the autospy reveal that he died of an undiagnosed heart condition and the drugs in his system were unrelated to his death?
    Wasn't it called Long QT syndrome?

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    That seems to be the word around the media.

    Anyone else know about the gang they all used to be in?

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