Shane Del Rosario In Critical Condition Following Full Cardiac Arrest

Shane Del Rosario In Critical Condition Following Full Cardiac Arrest


UFC heavyweight Shane Del Rosario is in the hospital and fighting for his life, after suffering a “catastrophic cardiovascular collapse”, Tuesday morning.

By way of a statement from his management team, it has been announced that the 30 year old is in a coronary unit and in critical condition.

Their statement reads as follows:   

“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.”

Further, Shane’s training partner, Erik Apple, today posted to his Instagram a picture of the pair of them, with the following remark:

“Yesterday my friend had 2 heart attacks and he is still fighting for his life. I got to see him last night and hold his hand and I know he isn’t giving up so we shouldn’t either.”

As to how this has happened, the speculation will now surely begin.

As came out last week, Shane recently suffered a rib injury and one that was significant enough to cause him to scratch from next month’s UFC 168 card; Weidman / Silva II.

As it stands it’s going to be far too early to tell whether or not the injury and the Shane’s current state are related, but it’s oddly close in timing and would be suspect to most.

Sadly, this news falls on the heels of the loss of Leandro Feijao, who passed in September; Feijao suffered a stroke, while at the Shooto Brazil 43 weigh-ins.

From the LowKick staff and the members of the community, we would like to extend our most heartfelt prayers for Shane’s full recovery, and we send out our love and support to his family and friends, at this hour of their need; God bless Shane.

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  • Bruce Lee

    Wow! Prayers and best wishes for Shane.

    • DeeJaySlyTee


  • dropkickmurphy

    Hope all is well..great guy and a great competitor.

  • enjoylife321

    Its unthinkable that a fit 30 year old would suffer such a serious heart attack. I am sure he will recover but sadly this will mark the end of his fighting career.

  • Bruce Lee

    It will be interesting to hear what really happened. He had a cardiac arrest meaning the heart stopped. This could be due to having a heart attack or two as his friend said. As @enjoy said it would be very unusual to have a heart attack at 30 (not impossible tho). I think more likely he had a heart electrical abnormality like ventricular fibrillation or some other electrical abnormality that led to the arrest. Time will tell.

    • Zip

      Luckily when they're young, it's usually a shockable rhythm. That's why we see a lot of them recover. Unlikely though, he will resume his fighting career. Wish him the best.

      • Brian Cox

        It breaks my hear, Zip. I don't mind telling you or the thread, that I wept, while writing the piece.

        "F" the fighting, may the Lord give the man his life and allow him to return to his family.

        Hope all is well with you and yours.

    • enjoylife321

      @Michael….He probably has problem with either the electrical impulses or potentially one of the valves that had affected the volume of blood in the chambers and weakened the heart muscle over time. Poor guy will be on heart meds now for the rest of his life I imagine.

  • Zip

    Heartfelt and classy last paragraph. I second it.

  • watermelon fresh

    Hope he can make a full recovery to at least b normal after this. Screw fighting, I just want this guy to be okay. Very sad.

  • GoldenBibi

    Sad News….Wish him well…God Bless Him…

  • DeeJaySlyTee

    People that are double clicking weak on wishing Del Rosario well and prayers need to get a life and stop being so miserable. Put yourselves in Del Rosarios shoes guarantee you would be begging for a miracle!!