UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones needs the help of his fellow New Mexico natives after his exotic cat went missing this past weekend.
Jones told a local news site that “Mufasa,” an African Serval cat, escaped from his house in Albuquerque and is roaming the streets with no idea how to fend for himself. Jones has offered a reward of $1,500 for his return, but cautioned people to not try to apprehend the animal themselves.
“Don’t try to pick him up or pet him,” he said. “I’m sure he’s probably really hungry at this point and that’s why the reward is so big.”
Jones will defend his title later this month against Glover Teixeira.
I picked up a African Serval today!! It's a lot of cat!! really excited for the challenge pic.twitter.com/YIOVPzd0ML
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) July 27, 2013