ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nationally known MMA trainer and former world champion kickboxer Mike Winkeljohn says he wishes he could have confronted the burglars who broke into his shed and took one of his championship belts.
Winkeljohn told reporters Wednesday that the belt was from a win early in his career and he had it stored in a drawer in an unlocked shed.
Because of its sentimental value, he's offering a $500 reward for its return.
Winkeljohn is one of UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm's trainers and he's a partner in the Jackson-Wink MMA academy in Albuquerque.
Police released photos of the suspects who were caught on security cameras. They can be seen getting out of a white sedan and approaching Winkeljohn's home in Albuquerque.
Police say the theft is part of a string of burglaries in the area.