UFC Heavyweight Shane Del Rosario Suffers Cardiac Arrest

UFC Heavyweight Shane Del Rosario is in critical condition following a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse on Tuesday morning.

“Shane del Rosario had a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse at home on Tuesday morning,” said del Rosario’s manager Jason House. “He was brought to the hospital in full cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated in the emergency room back to a stable heart rhythm and blood pressure. He is currently in the coronary care unit critically ill. Our prayers are with him and his family.”

Training partner Erik Apple posted an update on the UG and followed it up with more info while speaking with Sherdog.com:

“He was supposed to fight next months UFC on the 28th,” posted Apple. “He’s in great shape right now. I was at the hospital yesterday and I will be going back in a few hours. It’s very serious and life threatening but there have been positive signs. Ian Mccall found him and possibly saved his life with CPR until the ambulance got there.”

“Yesterday there was very little hope for him to even make it past that day,” said Apple. “It was down to the point where his liver and kidneys weren’t functioning. He was on dialysis. They had to give him the maximum amount of medication that they can, just so they could get his blood pressure at an acceptable level.

“Since then, he’s actually had some positive signs. No. 1, his kidneys are functioning… he doesn’t have any problems with his organs right now as far as I know. Early this morning they began weaning him of off the blood pressure medication.”

“He had some response this morning. A nurse said he sort of readjusted himself and turned his head. To me that means his brain is coming back online. If he’s moving and having some kind of reaction those are all positive signs.”

“From what we’re told, if Shane is going to survive, and he’s going to be OK, it would be a big deal.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006890795453 Kim Rylei Mario

    That sucks wish him well and speedy recovery

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002121274165 Jose Guerrero

    wish him the best may God be with him, and with his family

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1457815804 John Everhart

    He’s such a nice guy, I wish him the best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=524363302 Jamie Benton

    Wishing the best, thoughts and prayers out to him and his family

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=725790539 Graham Ellis

    get well

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001286081482 Andre Howard

    Hope he gets better. That’s a real bummer he seems like a nice guy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1179302742 Armando Montalvo

    Wishing him the best! Awesome of Ian to have saved his life! Now that’s a friend. Just goes to show that you just never know!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1355420225 David Lee Perez

    He just passed away and I am sadden by this such good young talent and nice guy. My prayers go out to his family. RIP Shane “Rocky ” Del Rosario

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1756551654 Chris Jones


  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000326561237 Ralph Rambo Hillquist

    Great fighter….class act.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=544280194 Abbas Rajwani

    RIP. very sad to hear of this

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=629480853 Simon G. Könecke

    Check Ian Mccall Twitter! He is still alive

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=526500656 Nick Bean

    reports of his passing are wrong. He is still on life support. final call to be made in the next day

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000892651448 Alan Dupres

    repose en paix

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1513473267 Jacqueline Nappi Bass

    the doctors said it would take an act of god,, a miracle for him to get to this point, why is no one reporting that,,, PRAISE BE TO GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!