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It was man versus machine this weekend in western Wisconsin after an ‘MMA fighter’ waged war on a robotic arm. Check out the footage and see who won this epic back-and-forth battle.

City of La Crosse Police Department

Not unlike the world of MMA, the city of La Crosse, Wisconsin is experiencing a news week that is a little on the slow side. Along with the smattering of election coverage coming out of the current ‘battleground state’ is an under-the-radar story courtesy of local news station 1410 WIZM, via the La Crosse Police Department.

On Monday the La Cross PD released grainy footage of a man they would like the public’s help identifying. “Early Sunday morning, this Mixed Martial Artist picked a fight with the Main Street Ramp parking gate arm,” said the police in a tongue-in-cheek statement that accompanied the video.

"As you can see, it was a hard-fought battle. However, the gate eventually succumbed to the skill of the MMA fighter, but not before sending him to the ground at least once. Seriously though, we would appreciate your help in identifying this ninja master.”

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UPDATE: The individual has been identified. Thank you to everyone who helped in identifying him! As you enter your work week, we would like to share the following video clip for both official purposes and to start your Monday with a smile. Early Sunday morning, this Mixed Martial Artist picked a fight with the Main Street Ramp parking gate arm. As you can see, it was a hard-fought battle. However, the gate eventually succumbed to the skill of the MMA fighter, but not before sending him to the ground at least once. Seriously though, we would appreciate your help in identifying this ninja master. If you have any info, please contact the police department at 608-789-7240. To remain anonymous, contact La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at 608-784-TIPS. You also can text “LAXTIPS” and your tip to 274637("Crimes") or visit www.lacrossecrimestoppers.com to report it online.

Posted by City of La Crosse Police Department on Monday, October 10, 2016

If you recognize this individual, please contact the La Cross Police Department at 608-789-7240.

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