Conor McGregor has revealed that his heavily anticipated fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr in the boxing ring is almost within reach.

In fact, ‘The Notorious’ UFC lightweight champion appears confident enough in the negotiation process so far that he has even started talking about September as being the month that the showdown will finally happen.

“[September] is what I’m thinking,” McGregor told The Los Angeles Times. “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.”

It had previously been rumored that the fight could take place in June, but that always seemed unlikely given that McGregor is still awaiting the birth of his first child with his partner Dee Devlin in May.

Whenever the fight takes place, McGregor says he’s confident that he’ll be more than ready to take on the 49-0 Mayweather, despite never having had a professional boxing bout.

“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.”