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UFC Heavyweight Shane Del Rosario in Critical Condition Following Cardiovascular Collapse


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Jesus. Less than 24 hours after hearing the story of UFC featherweight¬†Matt Grice’s miraculous recovery from a September car crash that left him in critical condition,¬†it is being reported that UFC heavyweight and Strikeforce veteran Shane Del Rosario has suffered a “full cardiac collapse” and is currently resting in “critically ill” condition in the hospital. Del Rosario’s manager, Jason House, released an official statement earlier today:

Shane 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.

Del Rosario was scheduled to take on Guto Inocente at UFC 168 until a rib injury forced him out of the contest. It is not known whether the rib injury and cardiovascular collapse are related, but we will keep you updated on Rosario’s condition as information is made available.

CagePotato would like to let the Rosario family know that our thoughts and prayers are with them all in this difficult time. To wish Shane a smooth recovery, head over to his Twitter page.

-J. Jones

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Kimo Leopoldo Reportedly Dead of a Heart Attack at 41

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This isn’t officially confirmed yet, but we thought we’d pass on the news that multiple sources are reporting this morning claiming that former UFC fighter Kimo Leopoldo has died from complications resulting from a heart attack.  Details at this point are still rather hazy, but if true this marks a sad end for the fighter with an often tumultuous life in and out of the cage.  He was 41 years old.

Leopoldo recently found himself in the news after an arrest for drug possession in southern California.  Before that he made a very public run for the Executive Officer position within the California State Athletic Commission, where he hoped to turn his past record for steroid use into an asset rather than a liability.  There’s no indication yet whether drugs might have played a role in his death.  More on this as it becomes available.

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