UFC’s Del Rosario critical after heart attack

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — UFC fighter Shane del Rosario has suffered a heart attack and is in critical condition at a Southern California hospital.

Manager Jason House released a statement Wednesday saying Del Rosario had a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse at his home in Newport on Tuesday morning and was taken to the local Hoag Hospital in full cardiac arrest.

House says Del Rosario was resuscitated in the emergency room and his heart rate and blood pressure was stabilized, but his condition remained critical Wednesday afternoon.

Del Rosario, a 30-year-old heavyweight, has lost his first two fights since coming to UFC from Strikeforce, and pulled out of a scheduled Dec. 28 match with Guto Inocente because of a rib injury.

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