What the sports world had to say about UFC on Fox

Maggie Hendricks

MMA fans of every background were excited to see Saturday night's fight on Fox, and that included many from the world of professional sports.

The NBA is locked out, so plenty of players had time to watch the fights on a Saturday when they would normally be playing games. That includes Luol Deng from the Chicago Bulls.

Both Arizona Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald and Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia picked Cain Velasquez to win, and were impressed by Junior dos Santos.

Shane Victorino, who plays for the Phillies and is a longtime MMA fan, said that the fight turned out just as he expected.

But not everyone was as thrilled with the fight. Pro wrestler C.M. Punk and Philadelphia 76er Evan Turner were not pleased with the length of the fight.

Thanks to Dave Brown for help on this.