Holly Holm once asked Beyonce what her name was
The upside to becoming famous is getting to meet Beyoncé. The downside? Then embarrassing yourself in front of the world-famous singer.
Holly Holm strikes then-defending champion Ronda Rousey in the Women’s Bantamweight Bout during the UFC 193 Australia event.
Holly Holm has rocketed to stardom since her stunning upset victory over Ronda Rousey in UFC 193, and while attending the Canelo Alvarez – Miguel Cotto fight, she had the opportunity to meet Jay Z and Beyoncé.
In the moment, however, Holm asked Beyoncé who she was.
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“I meet Jay Z and he says ‘This is my wife,’ and I’m like, ‘Oh, hi, what’s your name?’ ‘Cos that’s what I do when I meet someone’s wife,” Holm told an Albuquerque news station.
Singer Beyonce Knowles and rapper Jay Z.
“And as I’m shaking her hand, I’m thinking, ‘Why did I just say that? Why did I just say that? It’s Beyoncé.’ 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.
“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, like, I can’t believe I just did that.’ Yeah, she goes, ‘Oh, no it’s fine.’ I’m like, ‘No, like, I really, really — it’s like such an honor to meet you.’
It was an awkward slipup since Holm’s fight against Rousey, which ended when Holm knocked down her once-undefeated opponent with a powerful kick to the head in the second round.
“The reason why this is such a big shock to everybody and shock to the world is because it was that big of a risk to take,” Holm said.