UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm has quickly seen her profile soar to unprecedented heights after she dispatched and KO'd Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia. Undefeated in MMA and a former champion in pro boxing, Holm has been in the public spotlight on a consistent basis over the past few days, whether in TV interviews or just as a celebrity guest at sporting events.
Holm assures Larry King: No fixed fights in UFC
The new UFC women's bantamweight champion, Holly Holm, recently appeared on Larry King Live where she cleared the air over allegations that her fight with Rousey was a work.
Last weekend, Holm attended the Miguel Cotto vs. Canelo Alvarez fight in Las Vegas, and also present were celebrity entertainment power couple Jay-Z (whose Roc Nation company promotes Cotto) and Beyonce. Holm was sent to the special VIP viewing party, and that's when things took a turn for the humorously awkward. In an interview with local Albuquerque television, Holm asked Beyonce what her name was. Seriously. (Transcription via KRQE)
"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. And as I'm shaking her hand, I'm thinking, "Why did I just say that? Why did I just say that? It's Beyonce. 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 Beyonce, and I'm like, "Beyonce, 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."
For the record, Beyonce's real name is Sasha Fierce.
(H/T SB Nation)