Holly Holm: UFC star met Jay Z and didn’t know who his wife was

Updated: November 25, 2015
Holly Holm: UFC star met Jay Z and didn't know who his wife was

For Holly Holm, one of the perks that comes along with being the first person to beat Ronda Rousey is the opportunity to meet Jay-Z and Beyonce.

The UFC fighter met Jay-Z and Beyoncé backstage at the fight between Miguel Cotto and Canelo. Holm explained the awkward moment, saying, “I meet Jay Z and he says, ‘This is my wife,’ and I’m like, ‘Oh, hi, what’s your name? Because that’s what I do when I meet someone’s wife.”

She continued, “And as I’m shaking her hand, I’m thinking, ‘Why did I just say that? Why did I just say that to Beyoncé?’ And then Jay Z’s asking me about the fight and I can’t even focus on what he’s saying because I just put my foot in my mouth. I literally have to interrupt him. I’m like, ‘I’m really sorry,’ and I go back to Beyoncé and I’m like, ‘I can’t believe I just did that.’ She goes, ‘Oh no, it’s fine.’ I’m like, ‘No, I really, really…it’s such an honor to meet you.’”

To be fair, Holm has been on a whirlwind media tour since winning against favored Ronda Rousey at UFC 193. That kind of schedule would make anyone a bit tongue-tied, especially when meeting Queen Bey.

Sportact Editors and Wire Services