CONOR MCGREGOR has claimed Floyd Mayweather is “petrified” ahead of their blockbuster boxing fight.
Talks are believed to be ongoing to iron out the finer details for their clash, but both parties appear confident that it’s nailed on to happen.
He said: “September is what I’m thinking. That’s what the word is. That’s what we’re close to doing. I’ve tried to talk to Floyd. I flew to Las Vegas to have talks with Floyd, and then he retired.
“He just doesn’t want to see me. He’s petrified. Wouldn’t you be? No one knows what to expect with me, and they shouldn’t. Because I don’t know what to expect either.”
McGregor went on to re-affirm his belief that he is ready to step into the boxing world and be a big success in it.
He added: “I’m ready to box. I’ve been ready for a long time. The game’s going to be in shock when I step in the ring. Trust me on that.
“I’m the boxing guy. Watch me take over boxing. Trust me on that. Nobody in this boxing game knows what’s coming.
“When I step in there, I’m going to shock the whole world. Twenty eight years of age, confident as a mother, long, rangy, dangerous with every hand.
“I’m going to stop Floyd and you’re all going to eat your words. The whole world is going to eat their words.”
SunSport earlier reported how McGregor has gone off on abusive rant towards Mayweather and admitted they are very close to the fight being confirmed.
The Irish UFC champion was part of Michael Conlan’s entourage as the boxer made a winning debut at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas at the weekend, stopping Tim Ibarra in the third round.
In an interview given to IFLTV after watching Conlan’s win, he said: “F*** Floyd, trust me, this whole boxing world don’t know what their going to see when I roll in here, I’m unpredictable – nobody knows what they’re in for.