When you beat a living legend in devastating fashion, you deserve to be treated like a hero. And that sentiment was in full display Sunday in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
New UFC bantamweight champ Holly Holm -- who beat Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 last month -- was given the most epic parade and celebration from her hometown over the weekend. With an estimated 20,000 people in attendance, Holm was driven around several blocks in the city's downtown area where she was cheered by the adoring crowd.
Following the parade, she addressed the crowd. After thanking her husband, team and family, she turned her attention to the people of Albuquerque. "I just want to say, 'Thank you again, so much Albuquerque,' she said.
"I could go on all day, because that's how much I love you guys. I feel like I don't have enough of me to give back to you, there's just so much love out there, I love you so much. Merry Christmas."
Gov. Susana Martinez declared it "Holly Holm Day" in all of New Mexico, and Holm seemed humbled and touched by the day's proceedings.
Now that looks like a pretty decent day, with 20,000 of her closest friends.