Please sign in to contribute to the Mamamia Community. 13:46 22 Aug 2018, updated 15:43 22 Aug 2018. Australia’s leading battery retailer, Battery World is excited to announce Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins as its new ambassador for the 2020/21 holiday season. The violent origin of The Bachelor star's bizarre nickname is revealed... as long as you can decipher his ocker explanation! 'Honey Badger' Nick Cummins has been called out for being 'reckless' in SAS challenges involving female contestants. Cummins is also known by his nickname The Honey Badger, bestowed on him after he drew inspiration from the fierce nature of the honey badger and attempted to think like the animal in defence. Please no! Girl, 15, who vanished after boarding a train in Birmingham is found. So, why is Nick Cummins called the Honey Badger? So if Nick isn't planning on continuing The Bachelor's polyamorous dating approach after the show, and he doesn't like eating reptiles, why does he call himself The Honey Badger? There are lots of reasons why fans of both teams love the Honey Badger. Brittany Hockley gets the first kiss from The Bachelor Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins after a very flirty first date, Is this the most awkward date ever? Well, considering at the helm this year is renowned larrikin Nick Cummins, aka 'The Honey Badger,' it's easy to see why.. WATCH BELOW: Nick Cummins opens up about mental health issues Twitter users SLAM Bachelor villain Cat Henesy branding her 'b**chy' and 'evil' after the Bali designer unleashes an expletive driven rant over losing out on date with Nick Cummins to rival Vanessa Sunshine. Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins is about to make his grand return to reality TV on SAS Australia. Just like the Mellivora capensis (Honey Badger, or Ratel), Nick stands out from the crowd. Many argued the professional union player was too aggressive on Monday despite being challenged by Sabrina, and the sentiment remained consistent last night after the pro player’s brutal tackle took out Olympic Swimmer Shayna Jack in a game of murderball. The 30-year-old says things like “If I get a gig, I’m gonna go off like a cut snake” and “The boys were on it like seagulls at a tip” and “Sweatin’ like a gypsy with a mortgage, actually”. It all began late one night when he was watching a documentary on Animal Planet. 'I like to get in the mindset of the Honey Badger when I go into contact,' he explained, 'there's no doubts, no fears. The big one-two. The 33-year-old rugby union player was sharing some of his most shameful memories in an emotional Honesty Test, where he said he regrets telling his father, Mark Cummins, to “F off” when he tried to help him out of a “dark space”. According to an earlier interview, Nick became obsessed with the furry little critters after watching them on Animal Planet, Look out ladies! If you're not already a Mamamia member, sign up (it's easy, we promise). Well, the former rugby union player dubbed himself the Honey Badger because it's his spirit animal - on and off the field. Nick Cummins ' new book is called The Honey Badger Guide to Life, so it encompasses the 31-year-old's tips about anything and everything life-related.. That includes a chapter on sex. She replied and agreed with that. The 25 women competing for Nick's heart will likely be hoping he doesn't match the textbook description of the African-dwelling creatures, who are described as non-monogamous and absent parents, Why, Nick? Fans have praised Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins after he opened up about his dark past on SAS Australia last night.. A post shared by Honey Badger (@nickbadger) on Dec 19, 2017 at 1:10am PST. If you can do that as a human, you're killin' it!'. He is also well known for starring in the sixth season of The Bachelor Australia. He went on to explain how he developed the nickname with his team mates at the Western Force Rugby club, in a bid to turn him into an animal on the field. The 30-year-old says things like “If I get a gig, I’m gonna go off like a cut snake” and “The boys were on it like seagulls at a tip” and “Sweatin’ like a gypsy with a mortgage, actually”. 'I was fascinated by its aggression and never say die. 'I like to get in the mindset of the Honey Badger when I go into contact,' he explained, 'there's no doubts, no fears. 'Stage Five Clinger' Cassandra Wood terrifies The Bachelor's Nick Cummins with her cringeworthy confession as 'villain' Cat Henesy calls her a 'bloody desperado', 'She is a sulking sniper!' "I saw the honey badger, and became fascinated. So you here are 10 of the biggest reasons. This is why Nick Cummins earned the nick-name. At a young age, two of Honey Badger’s younger siblings, Elizabeth and Joe, were diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. ... That's why they're called "spoilers". The Honey Badger we want to be referring to is, of course Western Force and Wallabies winger, Nick Cummins. Nick Cummins' family members have broken their silence following last Thursday's shock Bachelor finale which saw Honey Badger pick neither Sophie or Brittany. Nick Cummins (also known as the 'Honey Badger'), the ex-Wallabies rugby union player, has just been recruited as the latest Australian Bachelor.Though this came as a big surprise, as everyone was predicting ex-Bachelorette contestant Cam Cranley would take the coveted position, we are now taking the time before the show premieres to get to know this Bachelor-to-be. The Bachelor Nick Cummins and Vanessa Sunshine fail to connect with very awkward silences, 'Honey, I'm in love!' We can’t wait to see him on The Bachelor 2018. The Honey Badger has over 250,000 followers on Instagram, and he keeps them all up-to-date with his topless adventures on boats and what not. You know, that’s bloody… that’s impressive.”. He’s basically the male version of Sophie Monk. Cummins grew up as one of eight siblings raised by their single dad, Mark Cummins, in Logan City, just south of Brisbane. And you’ve got to hand it to the, erm, Badge, the name has definitely stuck. Former Bachelor Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins sparked outrage following a brutal boxing match with his fellow SAS Australia contestant, AFLW star Sabrina Frederick.. Now, the controversial TV show’s Chief Instructor, Ant Middleton, has spoken out about the confronting fistfight between the two professional sportspeople in a chat with Nova 96.9’s Fitzy & Wippa on Monday morning. WATCH: SAS Australia Who Dares Win first-look promo Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins is a rugby union player with a glorious moustache and a larrikin sense of humour. He is a very talented young man. Honey Badgers are typically found hunting for food in the grasslands of Africa - not looking for love in mansions of the Hawkesbury. Honey Badgers are typically found hunting for food in the grasslands of Africa - not looking for love in mansions of the Hawkesbury. Despite his amazing success as a rugby union player, Nick Cummins has always put his family first. Hong Kong Sevens: 'Honey Badger' Nick Cummins bids for Rio place. WATCH: Nick Cummins' best moments. While he didn't go into the exact details, he confirmed his parents are divorced and his mother "needed a bit of a break as she had a tough run looking after us nuisances." One of the best post match interviews ever with Nick Cummins on sky sport nz after the win against the Highlanders. Former Australian swimming team member Shayna Jack has been injured after copping a crunching tackle from ex-Wallabies star Nick Cummins during filming for SAS Australia.. Lucky for me every bugger fell over and I got a gig.” 2. Aside from his achievements as a Wallabies Winger, Nick Cummins (aka ‘The Honey Badger’) is best known for reeling off rib-tickling one-liners - which is why it may come as a surprise to many that behind his loveable larrikin persona lies a long-term battle with mental health. “And um, he was underneath him — underdog, obviously — on his back, clawing away, one, two and then bloody, the big fella got his canastas clawed off and he trod off round the corner and fell over, and the badger gets back up and I thought, what an animal. World News - AU - Nick Cummins' family heartache - . And while the majority of viewers tune in expecting a curly haired, mustachioed man, it is possible his odd nickname could have mislead a few Mellivora capensis enthusiasts. A champion … Touted as the world's most fearless animal the Honey badger will take anything on. 'He clawed the canastas off the big fella. “There was a documentary on National Geographic or Animal Planet, one of them Fox bloody setups. When the Honey Badger was asked about his mum in 2016, he confirmed to CNN he was still in touch with her. A family friend wrote on Nick's sister Bernadette's page: 'I think your brother made the right choice.' “I’ve been doing it (playing Super Rugby) a good five years now. He’s also the face of Tradie underwear and has appeared in some ads for Tourism Australia. One of the stories that inspires me is that it's documented that a Honey Badger killed a male lion in a one-on-one,' he said. Nick Cummins has made the tough call to away from the Wallabies and Western Force to play in Japan. To keep up with all things TV, movies and funnies, follow Keryn Donnelly on Facebook and Instagram. They look all right. At 30, Nick Cummins has become an Aussie cult hero known the world over! “The flamboyant French? Nick says he was inspired by the fierce fluff ball after watching it attack its prey on Animal Planet. You lil’ beauty. Here are 28 of the best Nick ‘The Honey Badger’ Cummins quotes of all time; 1. Well, it turns out he gave himself the name after watching one very inspiring wildlife documentary. CAMEROON MAGAZINE - CAMEROUN INFO - CAMEROUN ACTU AU, Honey badger, Nick Cummins, World News - AU - Nick Cummins' family heartache 1. This is hilarious!Make sure to follow us on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/rugbyplanet_ He later clarified why he gave himself the nickname in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald. The site - which contains facts about Honey Badgers, not Nick, describes the creatures as the Lothario of the animal kingdom. In true Honey Badger fashion, he gave himself the nickname after he saw a honey badger fight off a lion in a wildlife documentary. But why the heck is he called the Honey Badger and how do we get a bloody great nickname like that? READ NEXT: This is why Nick Cummins is called The Honey Badger! Former Wallabies wing Nick Cummins - aka the Honey Badger - has been trying to find love on Bachelor Australia. The short answer: Cummins' favourite animal is a honey badger and he wants to give the same fighting, never-say-die attitude of the cobra-eating weasel when he's on the footy field. Brooke Blurton, who dramatically left the season of The Bachelor in the semi-final episode, has made a shocking revelation about Nick "Honey Badger" Cummins and why … Managed to sink my teeth into another experience here, cage diving with Great White sharks! Having started his professional playing career when he was 19 years-old. He went on to explain how he developed the nickname with his team mates at the Western Force, in a bid to turn him into an animal on the field, Animal instinct! The former Wallabies star, writing under his nickname, the Honey Badger, claimed to have propositioned his ex-girlfriend, Norwegian painter, Martine Strom Thomassen in the fruit and vegies section at his local Woolworths supermarket. Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins is a rugby union player with a glorious moustache and a larrikin sense of humour.. He’s also Australia’s next Bachelor.. But unlike the humble Honey Badger, his favourite foods are Tim Tams and Spirulina, not insects, frogs, tortoises, rodents, turtles, lizards, snakes, eggs, and birds. 'Honey Badgers do not form long lasting pair bonds, they are not monogamous and the male does not play a role in rearing offspring,' the site explains. Survivor of huge 'earthquake-like' explosion that flattened family house in West Yorkshire 'jumped... Covid retail therapy! ', 13:46 22 Aug 2018, updated 15:43 22 Aug 2018, Look away now, Romy! The Honey Badger started off his career playing for the Western Force in Perth, before moving to Japan to play for the Coca-Cola Sparks in the Japanese top league. If you can do that as a human, you're killin' it! A post shared by Honey Badger (@nickbadger). A usually ripped Nick Cummins has showed off his staggering weight loss following two weeks on SAS Australia. That to me is outstanding!'. A post shared by Honey Badger (@nickbadger) on Jul 18, 2016 at 2:52am PDT. By Alex Michael For Daily Mail Australia Yeah, I watched this thing and this honey badger was going toe-to-toe with a male lion,” he explained in an interview in 2012. Nick Cummins aka ‘The Honey Badger’ was not shy in getting completely nude in front of the other SAS Australia recruits on Monday night’s episode.The militry-style show saw the celebrity recruits go through an extremely tough rope challenge first, which saw reality star Eden Dally leave the show for good.One great victory was rally car… Perhaps most invested in learning the origin of his nickname are the 25 women vying for his heart - here's hoping they haven't read the frequently asked questions section of honeybadger.com. Nick ‘Honey Badger’ Cummins reveals he lost 10kg on SAS Australia. “There was a documentary on National Geographic or Animal Planet, one of them Fox bloody setups. They have a good style about them with their hairdos. The Bachelor 2018's Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins is the larger-than-life king of the one-liners that has csptured the hearts of the nation on this year's The Bachelor. . Despite the strains of his early life, Cummins always dreamt of one day representing the Wallabies. According to an interview he had with News Corp, Nick became obsessed with the furry little critters after watching them on Animal Planet. But we doubt it'll be anything like his last venture when he spectacularly broke up with both of his finalists during the 2018 Bachelor finale. Your rage over the do not resuscitate scandal: SUE REID reveals Mail readers' stories after Lucy,... As gleeful lawyers celebrate successfully preventing criminals from being deported to Jamaica... a... Labour leader Keir Starmer is forced to self-isolate and work from home for the second time in... Is Donald Trump about to pardon Tiger King? By Matt Majendie, for CNN. Photo: Seven. If there's anything we can take away from the new The Bachelor promo videos, it's that this season of the dating show will have laughs as well as love. Yep, he named himself the Honey Badger after watching a honey badger fight off a lion. The 21-year-old swim star was competing against the rugby winger in a ferocious game of murderball when the incident, which you can watch in the video above, unfolded. “Well, I just like that aggression, and try to get into the mindset of the honey badger when going into contact during a game,” he explained. Affectionately nick named the 'Honey Badger' amongst fans and media, Nick Cummins is one of Australians most beloved personalities PARTNERS Nick's unbridled sense of fun, adventurous spirit and authentic larrikin persona has seen him become one of Australian sports biggest marketing assets. But Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins is doing just that on The Bachelor, with the former rugby star's quest for love becoming a surprise ratings hit for Channel Ten. So why IS Nick Cummins called 'The Honey Badger'? 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