Why is rumoured Bachelor Australia 2018 Nick Cummins called ‘The Honey Badger’?

The story behind the weird-ass nickname.

By Natasha Harding
Nick Cummins why 'Honey Badger'

The Bachelor Australia 2018 is fast-approaching and so far we've heard rumours that fireman Cam Cranely and Shane Warne are going to be the next Bachelor. Now it seems another guy is in the running with Wallabies player Nick Cummins (AKA 'The Honey Badger') rumoured to take the position.

Over the weekend reports claims that the 30-year-old Aussie has been tapped to head up the Bachelor 2018, bringing a load of his fans and followers with him.
"He going to be great for the franchise. Funny, witty, with a huge cult following. This is stroke of genius for the network," a source told Woman's Day.

At the moment, it's all speculation but we can't help but wonder:

Why is Nick Cummins called 'The Honey Badger'?

Well, it all goes back to an interview Nick did in 2012 when he recalled watching the creature on Animal Planet.

"I saw the honey badger, and became fascinated. It is just so aggressive and will never say die," he said.

"One of the stories which inspired me is that it is documented that a honey badger killed a male lion in a one-on-one battle."


Nick has since clarified exactly what it is about the Honey Badger that has inspired his approach to sport.

"Well, I just like that aggression, and try to get into the mindset of the honey badger when going into contact during a game," Cummins said. "There's no doubt, there's no fear."

Let's hope that, if he is the next Bachelor, his game plan is a little less fierce hey?