The state of Florida known for it’s heavy contribution, to the sport of MMA witnessed a strange case this Friday.
A Florida man, Cesar Altieri Sayoc, 56, was arrested and charged in connection with mailing more than a dozen bomb-like devices to prominent Democrats. Sayoc was identified for mailing bomb-like devices to Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, as well as other top Democrats according to an FBI complaint.
On surface, this news might not seem even remotely related to MMA. However things took a dramatic turn during the investigation of Sayoc’s white van. Interestingly Sayoc’s van had a sticker of logo of American Top Team on it. In a recent interview with ESPN.com, founder Dan Lambert addressed the issue denying any ties with Sayoc.
“Nobody knows him,” Lambert told ESPN.com. “I called around. Not in the membership database either.”
American Top Team serves as training ground for current champs like women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and interim welterweight champion Colby Covington. Other notable members include former women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, former heavyweight champions Junior Dos Santos and Andrei Arlovski, middleweight title challenger Yoel Romero, Glover Teixeira, Thiago Alves, Jorge Masvidal and many more.