Conor McGregor speaking to the LATimes:
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."
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."