ALBANY, NY - DECEMBER 08: UFC Vice President of Talent Relations, Joe Silva, gets between opponents Anthony Hamilton (L) and Francis Ngannou (R) during a face off at the UFC Fight Night weigh-ins at the Hilton Albany on December 8, 2016 in Albany, New York. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
WINDSOR, CANADA - DECEMBER 07: Matthew Josa of the United States competes in his preliminary heat of the 100m Butterfly on day two of the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) at the WFCU Centre on December 7, 2016 in Windsor Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
MARSEILLE, FRANCE - DECEMBER 08: Anastasia Mishina and Vladislav Mirzoev of Russia compete during Junior Pairs Short Program on day one of the ISU Junior and Senior Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final at Palais Omnisports on December 8, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Joosep Martinson - ISU/ISU via Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 05: Dwayne Allen #83 celebrates his second touchdown in the first quarter against the New York Jets with teammate Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 5, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 04: Shaun Draughn #24 of the San Francisco 49ers carries the football against Akiem Hicks #96 of the Chicago Bears in the second quarter at Soldier Field on December 4, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Travis Hamonic #3 of the New York Islanders fights with Steve Ott #29 of the Detroit Red Wings during the first period at the Barclays Center on December 4, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders scores at 15:39 of the third period against Petr Mrazek #34 of the Detroit Red Wings at the Barclays Center on December 4, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Red Wings defeated the Islanders 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Kevin Bickner of USA competes in front of the moon during the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup on December 4, 2016 in Klingenthal, eastern Germany.
Domen Prevc of Slovenia won the event ahead of Daniel Andre Tande of Norway (2nd) and Stefan Kraft of Austria (3rd).
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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 05: Metta World Peace #37 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores between Gordon Hayward #20 and Rodney Hood #5 of the Utah Jazz during the first half at Staples Center on December 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 04: LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots celebrates scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Gillette Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03: Adam Griffith #99 of the Alabama Crimson Tide kicks against the Florida Gators in the second half during the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on December 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 04: Harold Varner III of the USA celebrates after winning the Joe Kirkwood trophy on day four of the 2016 Australian PGA Championship at RACV Royal Pines Resort on December 4, 2016 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Loris Karius of Liverpool looks dejected as Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth celebrates as Steve Cook of AFC Bournemouthscores their third goal during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool at Vitality Stadium on December 4, 2016 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
FORT WORTH, TX - DECEMBER 03: Jesse Ertz #16 of the Kansas State Wildcats scores a touchdown against Travin Howard #32 of the TCU Horned Frogs in the second quarter at Amon G. Carter Stadium on December 3, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 03: Minkah Fitzpatrick #29 of the Alabama Crimson Tide returns an interception for a touchdown as Brandon Powell #4 of the Florida Gators defends in the first quarter during the SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on December 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 04: Sterling Moore #24 of the New Orleans Saints breaks up a pass to Andre Roberts #12 of the Detroit Lions druing the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 4, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Dec 7, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) makes a save against the Minnesota Wild at the Air Canada Centre. Minnesota defeated Toronto 3-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A skier dressed as Santa participates in a charity run down a slope at Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine, U.S. December 4, 2016. REUTERS/Joel Page TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Football Soccer - AC Milan v Crotone - Italian Serie A - San Siro stadium, Milan, Italy - 4/12/16 - AC Milan's Jose Ernesto Sosa in action against Leonardo Capezzi of Crotone. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HONG KONG - DECEMBER 09: Lionel Weber of France walks up the third fairway during the second round of the USB Hong Kong Open at The Hong Kong Golf Club on December 9, 2016 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
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As always, it was a busy week in the world of sports.
The NFL season is becoming increasingly hectic as teams fight to clinch playoff berths, and the same goes for college football ahead of major bowl games.
Elsewhere, we found Santa Claus skiing down a hill in Maine, so it seems he really is comin' to town.
Check out the slideshow above for all of the best shots from the week in sports, and be sure to come back next weekend for our selection of the best photos from the coming days.