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UFC fighter del Rosario dies

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UFC fighter Shane del Rosario died Thursday after suffering a heart attack at his home two days earlier.

Del Rosario, 30, was brought to Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, Calif., on Tuesday in full cardiac arrest, according to a statement from the family. Jason House, the fighter's manager, said del Rosario was resuscitated in the emergency room but was in critical condition.

In a facebook posting on Thursday, Del Rosario's coach, Colin Oyama, said, "The Del Rosario family and I, and all of our family, teammates and friends, thank everyone for their prayers and support. God has a different path for Shane to take and instead has chosen to take him away from us to be with his forefathers in heaven."

Del Rosario, 30, who came to UFC from Strikeforce, lost his first two UFC matches and had pulled out of a scheduled Dec. 28 fight because of a rib injury. His lifetime record was 11-2 in MMA and 0-2 in UFC.
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