Rob Emerson Says He Holds Ian McCall Responsible For Shane Del Rosario’s Death

Former Ultimate Fighter castmate Rob Emerson had some opinions to voice on UFC fighter Ian McCall and his role in the death of late UFC heavyweight Shane Del Rosario.

Rob Emerson, who said he was Shane Del Rosario’s best friend, told sources that he cant help but hold McCall, Del Rosario’s roommate, indirectly responsible for Del Rosario’s tragic death in December.

“It’s a very personal thing I have against him, I hold him responsible for a lot of the stuff that happened with Shane indirectly. And he knows it. I’m just gonna ignore this i have better things to do, right now i’m in hilo training with bj [Penn] focusing on positive things, That kid won’t fight me, I’ll end his career. … I have a deep-seated passion. Highly dislike that kid.”

Del Rosario, 30, died Dec. 9 after suffering cardiac arrest Nov. 26. McCall found him at home after the cardiac arrest and Del Rosario was immediately rushed to the hospital.

A drug toxicology screen done at the time of his death showed he had recently used cocaine and opiates. The immediate cause of death, though, was natural causes, including Long QT syndrome, a rare heart disorder. Cocaine, opiates and THC were “significant conditions contributing to his death,” but not the direct cause.

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