UFC heavyweight standout, Shane del Rosario has been confirmed to have suffered a severe cardiac incident. He has been stabilized to normal heart rhythm, but remains in the cardiac care unit in very critical condition. We've received the official statement from Iridium Sports Agency head and manager to del Rosario, Jason House:
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.
Our thoughts are with Shane and his family, friends and team. We will keep you informed of his condition as we receive updates.
You can follow Shane via his Twitter account, @delRosarioMMA
UPDATE by Tim B.: Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting spoke with Del Rosario's manager Jason House:
I just spoke to his manager Jason House again. He said the 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 right now.
Officially, he is still on life support right now at the hospital. House said, "there is a very, very, very slim chance" he survives. Unfortunately, House said del Rosario would need "a miracle."
The doctors have advised his friends and family to say their goodbyes today.
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Shane at this time.