The two week long struggle is over. UFC Heavyweight Shane Del Rosario has finally lost his life after being found in a coma by his roommate and teammate, UFC Flyweight Ian McCall. Del Rosario was later diagnosed to have suffered from a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse. Del Rosario was 30 years old. The young Del Rosario’s passing was confirmed by his teammates from Team Oyama, McCall and Invicta Fighting Championship’s Strawweight Champion, Carla Esparza.
RIP to one of the best people I’ve ever had the honor to have in my life and call my best friend.… http://t.co/P1uFUomU91
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) December 9, 2013
And from Esparza:
Yes, it is true. My teammate Shane Del Rosario has passed away. RIP Shane :(( #TeamOyama
— Carla Esparza (@CarlaEsparza1) December 9, 2013
Here’s the official statement from Del Rosario’s manager at Iridium Sports, Jason House, shortly after Del Rosario was admitted to the Coronary Care Unit at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California: “Official Statement: Shane Del Rosario had a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse at home on Tuesday morning. 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.”
At this time, we’re awaiting an finally official statement in regards to Del Rosario’s passing. The hearts of the MMA community have been a balance of mix emotions. Since I don’t want to drag this out any further than it needs to, please stay close to an update of Iridium Sports official statement.
Until then, I leave you with a smile as you can view a nice highlight reel of Shane Del Rosario’s past fights. I believe I speak on behalf of everyone at MMA Elite Brand when I say, our thoughts, prayers, and heart felt condolences go out to the loved ones of Shane Del Rosario. Teammates, friends and family.
Enjoy the video!!!