A look back at how the host of the Care / Don't Care Podcast (Soundcloud / YouTube) rated the events and fights of UFC in 2020.
0/7 - UFC on ESPN+ 41: Felder vs dos Anjos - First 0% care score for an event in Care / Don't Care podcast history and the lowest care score in 2020. The event originally had 1 care - the main event but this fight was cancelled and replaced when one fighter was replaced due to injury. The next lowest care score in 2020 was 13% for UFC on ESPN 18: Blaydes vs. Lewis.
8/9 - The top care score goes to UFC 256: Figuredo vs. Moreno with 8 cares for 9 fights - 89%. UFC 256 is 5th all-time behind UFC 200 - 100%, UFC 183 - 91%, UFC 187 - 91%, UFC 205 - 91%. Last-minute fight cancellations helped elevate the event's care score as non-care fights were removed during fight week due to injury/illness.
145 & 115 - Women's Featherweight comes in with the highest care score for all weight divisions with 78% though there were only 3 fights in this division in 2020, combining for 2.3 cares. Women's Strawweight comes in 2nd with a care score of 63% - 15 cares for 24 fights.
>265 - Men's Heavyweight comes in last for all the weight divisions with only 15.3 cares for 44 fights - 35%. Close 2nd and 3rd lowest scores were Men's Bantamweight with 36% - 18.2 cares for 51 fights, and Men's Light Heavyweight with 37% - 13.3 cares for 36 fights.
40% - Of the 3 main hosts in 2020 Eugene had the least cares with only 167 cares - 40% - OF the 417 fights he covered. His lowest score since 2018 - 35% (145 cares for 410 fights), and the 4th year in a row he had the least cares.
>49% - The most cares belong to Stephie with 49% - 208 cares of 428 fights and her 2nd year in a row atop the care rankings (amongst main hosts). This is the 3rd lowest top score for a main host behind Nate in 2018 - 40% (101 cares for 154 fights) and John in 2017 - 46% (57 cares of 66 fights).
1 - Victor Rodriguez graced Care / Don't Care on the first episode of 2020 covering UFC 246, his only appearance in 2020. Victor cared for 6 of 11 fights - 55%.
11 - The 11 Pay Per View UFC events in 2020 got an average care score of 58%, continuing to climb from the low point of 52% in 2018 but still down from the high point of 71% in 2015. The best PPV was UFC 256 - 89%, and the worst being UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje - 31%.
30 - There were 30 Fight Night events in 2020 - tied with 2019 for most in a year. Fight Nights averaged a care score of 39% with the worst event being UFC on ESPN+ 41 - 0% and the best being UFC on ESPN+ 28: Lee vs. Oliveira - 69%.439 - Care / Don't Care podcast covered 439 UFC fights in 2020 of with a combined 194.8 cares - 44%. This ties 2017 for second-lowest overall care level behind 2018 - 41%.
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