Shane del Rosario on life support, needs 'a miracle'

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Shane del Rosario is currently on life support in a California hospital after suffering sudden cardiac arrest in his home on Tuesday.

According to his manager Jason House, del Rosario has a "very, very, very slim chance" of surviving. House said the 30-year-old fighter would need "a miracle."

"Shane had a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse at home on Tuesday morning," House said in a statement issued Wednesday. "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."

Doctors at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif. modulated del Rosario's body temperature by using the Arctic Sun Temperature Management System, which cools down the body to a hypothermic state in an effort to revitalize the brain and organs. Unfortunately at this time, del Rosario has yet to show any activity in his brain.

Doctors wanted to give del Rosario 72 hours to respond to the treatment, which will come to an end Friday morning. If he does not improve, the family is expected to decide whether or not to take him off life support. However, it is important to note that despite multiple initial reports stating del Rosario had passed away, he is still on life support as of Thursday evening.

"My brother friend and teammate is not gone yet no matter what you have heard! Pray for him," UFC flyweight Ian McCall tweeted Thursday evening.

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