Star UFC fighter Shane del Rosario is in critical condition at Orange County’s Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital after suffering a reported heart attack in his Newport Beach, CA home. He was transported to Hoag on Tuesday night in full cardiac arrest and was revived in the emergency room.
Jason House, Rosario’s manager, tweeted the information on Wednesday: “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.”
“We’re hoping to learn more tonight,” House told Costa Mesa’s Daily Pilot Wednesday. As of Thursday there was reportedly still no brain activity.
“For all intents and purposes it is over,” said Colin Oyama, the fighter’s longtime trainer, in a text t ESPN from the hospital.
Del Rosario is a UC Irvine psychology graduate who — after notching an 11-0 record in his mixed martial arts career — had been sidetracked by a 2011 auto accident. He has been training with Team Oyama in Irvine and was on his way to making a comeback as an Ultimate Fighting Competition mixed martial arts fighter.
Rosario’s roommate, fellow UFC champ Ian McCall tweeted Thursday: “My brother friend and teammate is not gone yet no matter what you have heard! Pray for him.”
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