UFC heavyweight Shane del Rosario went into full cardiac arrest and was rushed to a Southern California hospital on Tuesday morning, a representative for the fighter told MMAWeekly.com Wednesday.
Del Rosario collapsed in his home and was rushed to a local emergency room where he was resuscitated and is currently in critical condition, according to Jason House, the fighter’s representative at Iridium Sports.
“Shane had a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse at home on Tuesday morning,” House wrote in a text message. “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.”
MMA fighter Erik Apple posted a picture on social media early on Wednesday, advising that his “friend” had two heart attacks and is “fighting for his life.” The picture was of Apple with del Rosario smiling in the background.
No cause for the cardiac arrest was given at the time of publication. MMAWeekly.com will update on del Rosario’s condition as more information becomes available.
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