Frampton: I don’t need to copy McGregor to become Notorious

Carl Frampton doesn’t think he needs to be like Mystic Mc to become Notorious Stateside.

While he is far from boring and never short of a quick witted response come media time the down to earth World champion hasn’t gone to UFC Champion Conor McGregor’s trash talking extremes.

Considering the massive name McGregor has become around the World and particularly in America when the IBF super bantamweight champion of the World chatted with Stateside media ahead of his clash with Scott Quigg he was bound to be asked about ‘The Notorious’.

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The Belfast puncher admitted he was a fan of the Dublin UFC star, but stressed a more subtle approach to the promotional element of the fight game suited and served him well over the years.

Indeed, Frampton stressed he won’t under go a personality transplant to impress American fight fans suggesting he will put on a show for Showtime in and not out of the ring.

“Well, I’ve talked to him, and I never really paid much attention to UFC or MMA until Connor McGregor got involved. I wanna see him fighting. So, it shows you the type of ability that he has, but I’m not the same person as Connor McGregor,” said Frampton.

“I go over and I work quietly and subtly. I just get offered things. I do my business in the ring. But, McGregor is very clever. He’s getting a lot of — you know, you either love him or you hate him. I really like him. I think McGregor is brilliant.

“He’s a huge star, has fans, but equally as big in the States, and he’s playing the game, but I don’t really take anything from that. I’m not gonna change my personality just because of McGregor’s success.”


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