Shawn Bias Awakes From Coma

Photo courtesy of Palace Fighting Championship.

After being given a 30% of living by doctors, former Palace Fighting Championship featherweight champion Shawn Bias has awoken from a two-day coma after suffering a heart attack late Saturday night according to

The 22-year-old suffered the heart attack just two days after losing his title to Art Arciniega after being submitted with a triangle choke at PFC 6: No Retreat, No Surrender last week and then lapsed into a coma the next day.

The attack was brought on by an altercation with Oroville police, who reportedly tastered Bias up to five times and struck him with batons according to close friend, training partner, and fellow mixed martial artist George Adkins.

Doctors have also diagnosed Bias with kidney failure and he has been placed on dialysis, which will serve as an artifical replacement for Bias’ kidneys. Bias suffered very little damage during the fight, however those close to Bias stated that he was ill days before the fight but refused to pull out of the bout.

A toxicology report showed Bias was under the influence of a controlled substance when he encountered police according to his mother, Christine Bias.


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