ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – As a professional athlete UFC Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm has been more than just a face in the crowd but never a superstar. That is until now. Holm continues to make the national media rounds and meet new people all because of her big victory over former champ and then heavy favorite Ronda Rousey.
“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,” said Holm. With risk comes reward and in Holm’s case celebrity.
As she becomes one, she is starting to meet some. While attending last Saturday’s Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto fight card Holm was besieged by fans. Security whisked her away to a VIP viewing party at the fight where she met Jay Z and Beyonce. The meeting was one Holm will always remember because of something she did.
“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.” Holm clearly knew who Beyonce was and apologized. Beyonce told her not to worry. It is just one night in the life of Holly Holm.
“My life has changed a little bit. Hopefully everything will be somewhat normal at home,” said Holm.
She shouldn’t count on it because Albuquerque has been anticipating her return since Rousey fell to the canvas.