By Brandt DeLorenzo on Nov 04, 2008
Update – 11/10 @ 2:16PM: Shane is now responding to voices, but may still undergo more surgeries. A blood drive is being held at the Miller-Keystone Blood Center in Reading, PA on November 22nd from 2pm – 5pm.
Update – 11/05 @ 11:38AM: According to FiveOuncesofPain, Shane is still in an induced coma and in critical, yet stable condition. He is breathing on his own and the doctors are hoping to have his leg fitted with a prosthetic limb once he recovers.
Update – 11/04 @ 12:37PM: A family friend met with Shane and reported that he is still in critical, but stable condition. He will need to undergo numerous surgeries.
Update – 11/04 @ 8:39AM: According to his daughter, Shane is undergoing surgery again this morning.
Update – 3:25PM: Shane lost his leg as a result of the accident. Friends are looking to create a fundraiser for him to help offset the cost of the surgery and his hospital stay. He is still in critical condition.
Another Update – 2:42PM: Shane was moved from a hospital in Reading, PA to another hospital in Philadelphia. His surgery was successful and they’re hoping for a successful recovery. We’re keeping Shane in our thoughts as he battles for his life.
Update: MMA Opinion was contacted with good news. Shane is still alive, but in critical condition.
Ex-IFL fighter Shane Ott passed away on Sunday morning due to injuries sustained after crashing his motorcycle. Jon Murphy from The Underground explains the accident and his friendship with Ott:
Not sure how many of you guys knew of Shane. The hardcore guys, East Coast MMA scene people, and some guys on here I know personally and so did Shane.
Just want to take a moment and inform you guys of his passing yesterday. He was in a terrible motorcycle accident early Sunday morning. From what I hear, doc’s did all they could to save him, but his injuries were to severe and he eventually succumb to his injuries.
This is a sad day for me as I got to know Shane quite well. We were training partners, but more importantly, we were friends. Shane has battled many demons in his life. It was evident to those who didn’t even know him just by taking a glance at his tattoos. Dude had ‘HARD LUCK’ tattooed across his knuckles if that makes it anymore evident. Shane was a bad-ass wrestler who was on fire picking up MMA and jiu jitsu. His ability to learn and apply was incredible, but his strength made him all the more fearsome. Strongest person I’ve ever rolled/sparred with, period.
Shane was in a rough period in his life and actually climbing out of it by taking steps back to the gym. Most people on here (that know of Shane) will remember his Haselrig fight, but Shane was truly so much better than that. Prior to organized MMA, Shane had done a lot of street fighting and harnessing a lot of anger and regret in a negative way. When Shane got to our gym, you could see him come alive and be himself for a brief period from 6 to 9 pm Monday thru Friday. He loved to train. Sure, he’d bitch just like the rest of us if we were tired, cranky, but we did it, he did it.
Just wanted to publicly say good bye to a great friend, fighter, and father…
RIP Shane Ott.
About the Author: Brandt DeLorenzo started MMA Opinion in June of 2007 and began working as a MMA photographer shortly thereafter. He enjoys being cageside at regional events or just watching the fights. His favorite fighters are Frankie Edgar and Gegard Mousasi.