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.
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