If the open workouts are for the fans to savor, the media day is for the multitude of reporters on scene to earn their living by gleaning some content for their respective outlets.
Here’s a glimpse at the UFC 205 media day setup:
As you can see, all the fighters are arranged on stools and are surrounded by media for interviews. These scrums are not private, so if you want to stand behind another journo and listen in, you can (and they can listen to you).
Honestly, after doing these scrums for years, no one really says anything groundbreaking. And it’s a little sad to see reporters flock around one fighter and totally ignore another. But it’s part of the business, so you have to make the most of it.