Holly Holm about encounter with Jay Z and Beyoncé:”Why did I just say that?”

Holly Holm became a UFC superstar overnight when she knocked out Ronda Rousey at UFC 193, and over the past week and a half Holm has been on a whirlwind media tour. Holm was in attendance for Saturday night’s Canelo Alvarez-Miguel Cotto fight in Las Vegas, and met boxing legends Oscar De La Hoya and Bernard Hopkins, along with celebrities like music icons Jay Z and Beyoncé.

Slightly out of her element, Holm admitted in an interview with KRQE News that she “put her foot in her mouth” at a VIP party hosted by the couple.


“I meet Jay Z and he says ‘this is my wife’ and I say ‘oh hi what is your name?’ That is what I do when I meet someone’s wife. As I am shaking her hand I am thinking ‘why did I just say that… why did I just say that. It’sBeyoncé.’ And 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. And I literally have to interrupt him, I’m like ‘I’m really sorry.’ And I go back to Beyoncé and I’m like ‘Beyoncé, I can’t believe I just did that.’ She goes ‘oh no it’s fine.’”

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