There’s no real way to give somber and serious news a snarky, Fightlinker-esque slant, so I’m just going to deliver it straight: UFC heavyweight Shane Del Rosario has died.
Del Rosario, as you might have heard, suffered a cardiac incident on November 26, and though many assumed the worst and spread rumors that he had passed, Del Rosario remained alive but unconscious since that time. His passing yesterday marked the end of the 11-2 fighter’s last great, hard-fought battle.
What caused the seemingly healthy 30-year old to have a heart attack? Doctors are now attributing it to a possible congenital heart disorder, which – given that Del Rosario had fought all over the world – was a condition that eluded the medical screening of numerous athletic commissions (and was therefore extremely hard to detect).