UFC 235 open workouts featured four of the fighters featuring in the main and co main event fighting for the UFC championship. Jon Jones, Anthony Smith, Tyron Woodley along with Ben Askren and Kamaru Usman did a small workout for the fans to promote the upcoming mega show. There was one uninvited guest who appeared during the open workouts.
Former UFC Interim Welterweight Champion Colby Covington appeared during Kamaru Usman’s open workout wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap and carrying a megaphone on which he was shouting that he was the ‘real champ’ and ‘show me that energy’ and ‘you ain’t got no energy’, while showcasing his championship belt.
Usman on his part remained unperturbed by Colby’s antics and in the post workout scrum said that he thought Colby was a ‘bum’. ” I thought he was a bum off the streets, I really thought that because he had a replica belt along with some kind of a trucker hat. There is a reason he is outside the ropes, so keep on the outside and keep making noise.”
Colby Covington won the Interim Welterweight Championship after he defeated Rafael Dos Anjos in a dominant 5 round decision and has made his displeasure known with Dana White and the UFC after he was passed over for the title shot against Tyron Woodley in favour of Kamaru Usman.
It remains to be seen if Colby’s antics help him secure a title shot against the winner of the UFC 235 clash for the Welterweight title.