She may have just knocked UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey off the top spot, but it seems Holly Holm has a thing or two to learn when mingling with the A-Listers. Like Beyoncé's name, for example.
Adapting to her new celebrity status, Holm made the headlines this week when chilling in the VIP lounge at a viewing party for the Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto match in Las Vegas. There she met Jay Z and his wife, and the introduction was a little cringeworthy, albeit cute, to say the least.
Recalling the situation to Alburquerque's local radio station KRQE on Monday:
“I met 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?'"
Jay Z went on to talk about the match, but Holm was so embarrassed by her slip up that she couldn't concentrate without apologizing.
"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."
Apparently Beyoncé found the encounter refreshing though surprising, which is probably quite likely seeing as she's one of the most recognizable faces on the planet.
“My life has changed a little bit. Hopefully everything will be somewhat normal at home."
Although there was quite the uproar before her winning match against opponent Ronda Rousey due to Rousey refusing to touch gloves, Holm is adamant that there are no hard feelings from her side.
"Um, I haven't talked to her. I hope she's doing well. I know there's a lot of emotion going into a fight, but everything in a fight -- none of it comes out of an evil heart. It's just two people chasing the same dream . . . Her confidence is also what's helped her to get to where she's at. Sometimes it's a double-edged sword. Sometimes things go your way and sometimes they don't. I can't say it's a good or bad thing. I know her confidence has taken her far."
"You know, I appreciate the champion that she's been . . . I appreciate everything she's done for the sport. I don't think she wants to go out of her way and sitting down and getting coffee with me . . . I don't have any hate toward my opponents, but I'm in there to win."
Now the question on everyone's lips is: Will there be a rematch?