Shane Del Rosario is almost dead at age 30. The UFC heavyweight suffered a heart attack two days ago and is close to being pronounced dead.

Colin Oyama, Del Rosario’s coach made the announcement this afternoon on facebook, here is what he had to say about Del Rosario’s untimely passing; “The Del Rosario family and I, and all of our family, teammates and friends thank everyone for their prayers and support,” Oyama wrote. “God has a different path for Shane to take and instead has chosen to take Him away from us to be with his forefathers in Heaven. Yet through all of this our Faith in GOD remains unwavering.”

Del Rosario suffered a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse on Tuesday, he was taken to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach in full cardiac arrest.

According to Jason House, Del Rosario’s manager, Doctors administered Arctic Sun treatment in an attempt to revitalize his organs and brain, but the following 10 hours were critical for his survival. Unfortunately, Del Rosario wasn’t able to overcome his critical condition.

Del Rosario was going to fight Guto Inocente next month in UFC 168.

You wonder why we say almost dead? It is because, doctors are waiting a full 72 hours (which would end tomorrow AM) to see if he responds to the treatment he received. The treatment essentially was they cooled his body down considerably in an effort to revitalize his organs and brain. He has not responded to that treatment, it appears. He has no brain activity now.

Things are not looking good for Del Rosario at this time.

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Readers Comments (9)

  1. normal_guy

    wow! unbelievably classless journalism. Its just extremely poor taste to write an article about how someone’s “almost dead”. Have some respect for human life. To end it with “things are not looking good for him at this time” is a little bit of an understatement dont you think? Grade A axxhole, find another job.

  2. normal_guy

    also he pulled out of UFC 168 last week, do your research. how can you mention his “untimely passing” when he hasn’t even passed yet? You can’t wait ONE day as this mans life comes to an unfortunate and early conclusion? to even call this journalism is a disservice to the profession.

    • LG

      The guy is brain dead and the doctors are just waiting to pronounce him dead. Yes I know he was pulled out of 168 with rib problem, but didn’t think it was worth talking about seeing how he had this heart attack.

      • normal_guy

        I did come off a little harsh, but we’re talking about someones life here. The ppl that love and care about him still have hope, you should respect that. Its not over til its over, miracles happen. Your reply only confirmed my original statement your an a-hole.

        • LG

          You are taking what I said way out of context. I am only reporting on what the people close to him said. Their exact quotes are in the article I wrote. This is a shocking event for everyone including me. Who expects this to happen to a 30 year old. If I seem a little harsh it is only because I too am in shock….Sorry I hope you get the miracle I know I didn’t when I lost my wife 7 years ago….Again I am sorry for the loss he was a great fighter and a great warrior…

          • normal_guy

            guy, he’s not lost yet, so idk why you keep going back to that. I realize its highly unlikely he will survive the weekend. but your choice of words and wording is in very poor taste. here’s an example of very good journalism from Ariel Helwani regarding a sensitive matter like this: I’m sorry for calling you an a-hole, but I think with some reflection, you will see my comments will help you to be a better journalist. maybe you have a negative outlook on it because of your wife’s passing (im sincerely sorry for your loss), bc it shows through your work. if nothing else you inspired me to pursue journalism bc if you can get a link-to on yardbarker with headline and first paragraph like that, than I most definitely can provide a service to sports/mma fans. best wishes man, and again I’m sorry again for your loss, I can’t imagine. and Shane, we’re praying for you!!!

          • LG

            Hey you don’t have to be sorry. Like I said, this is a tough time for all his fans,family and everyone who was involved with Shane. I’ll tell you what, you want to write articles about the MMA, you can send them to me and I would be glad to publish them for you. Like I said, this was a tough thing to take because you just don’t think a 30-year-old tough guy like Shane is going to see a problem like this. Feel free to write an article about him and you can send it to me and I would be glad to publish it for you. Just include a line on the bottom written by and include your name, this way you would be the author……

  3. Chad Mariano

    Please.. everyone just keep on praying for Shane! I’ve used and seen the “Arctic Sun” it work “miracles”! I work with someone who was stated to be “brain dead” and was close to being pulled off of life support but has pulled through and i see this person every day at work! Don’t give up hope until the Doctor officially calls his time of death! Shane is a WORLD CLASS MUY-THAI kickboxer and he deserves all the respect given his circumstances! Please pray for him, his family, friends, and fans!


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