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We'll Leave It There So: McGregor mania, Benzema suspended and all today's sport

Here’s what happened today, sports fans.

Nick Williams Ulster's Nick Williams during the Captain's Run at Ravenhill earlier. Source: Presseye/Jonathan Porter/INPHO

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Launch of Cricket Ireland Season Tickets Peter Chase, Andy McBrine, Ed Joyce and Craig Young launch Cricket Ireland's season tickets for 2016. Source: SPORTSFILE

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The Best Thing We Shared

As the countdown to UFC 194 continues, a new documentary on MMA’s rise in Ireland airs tonight on RTÉ 2. Here’s a teaser…

Source: RTÉ2/YouTube

Where We Were Today

Murray Kinsella was at the Aviva Stadium to speak to Paul Wallace, Victor Costello and Malcolm O’Kelly ahead of Leinster’s do-or-die game in Toulon on Sunday.

Victor Costello, Malcolm O'Kelly and Paul Wallace Source: Gary Carr/INPHO

On The Record

“His qualities are all in the middle and for me when he’s in that form he’s the best attacking midfielder in the Premier League.”

Steven Gerrard heaps praise on Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey.

The Fixture List

  • In the European Champions Cup, Ulster welcome French giants Toulouse to Belfast. 
  • Meanwhile in the Challenge Cup, Connacht face Newcastle, Cardiff host Montpellier and La Rochelle take on Zebre.
  • There are two games in the SkyBet Championship as Blackburn play Rotherham and Wolves entertain Notts Forest.
  • It’s the penultimate weekend of the National Boxing Championships at the National Stadium with the first bouts on Friday.

Showbiz, Baby!

Footballers can often be painted with the same brush but they’re not all motivated by money and flash cars. Steven Naismith once again showed why he’s one of football’s nice guys by paying for Christmas dinner for the homeless in Glasgow.

screenshot.1449773182.52988 Source: The Big Issue/Twitter

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