Holly Holm has had a major life change since she gave Ronda Rousey the kick heard ’round the world earlier this month; her defeat of the former UFC champ shocked the sports world and left Rousey reeling. Now, Holm says, things have definitely changed for her, and so quickly that it’s been a tough adjustment.
The MMA fighter said during a recent interview that when she met Jay-Z at a recent event in Las Vegas, he introduced her to the gorgeous woman at his side…and that’s when things got awkward.
“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 said in an interview with radio station KRQE.
Holly Holm also says she hasn’t spoken to Rousey since the match, and while she doesn’t think her opponent is ready to go out for a shopping date anytime soon, she doesn’t think there is any animosity.
“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,” Holm said.
Although Holm was considered a long shot by almost everyone before the fight, she came out guns blazing and battled her way through the match, ending it with a kick to Rousey’s face that split her lip open and knocked her out. Rousey later took to social media to let her fans know she was alright and that she’ll be back soon.
“Yeah, she went to the hospital. Her lip is split, and they’re going to have to sew her lip and put some stitches in it,” said UFC President Dana White.