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Watch Nick Cummins get called Honey Bear by American TV host

He once revealed his ‘Honey Badger’ nickname came from being an ‘underdog’.

And hilarious footage shows rugby union player Nick Cummins being mistakenly called the ‘Honey Bear’ during a chat with an American television host.

The 30-year-old, who was revealed as the new Bachelor on Wednesday, was in Chicago for a September 2015 Wallabies trip when he was interviewed by Fox News.

 

Sweet as! Hilarious footage has emerged of rugby player Nick Cummins being mistakenly called the ‘Honey Bear’ during a 2015 chat with an American television host

The football star and his teammate Nic White, dubbed ‘two studs’ by the excited host, burst out laughing when Nick was incorrectly introduced.

‘I’m joined now by Nick Cummins a.k.a. the Honey Bear, one of the best nicknames in all of sports,’ the reporter announced, with Nick chortling in response.

The host got the well-known nickname correct during a later question, when he observed Nick was a ‘cult hero’ in Australia, asking him the origins of his moniker.

'I'm joined now by Nick Cummins a.k.a. the Honey Bear, one of the best nicknames in all of sports,' the reporter announced, with Nick chortling in response

‘I’m joined now by Nick Cummins a.k.a. the Honey Bear, one of the best nicknames in all of sports,’ the reporter announced, with Nick chortling in response

‘It’s a little animal that’s not very big, but it won’t back down from a blue,’ he replied, evoking the Australian colloquialism for a stoush.

‘I’m not saying I’m gonna bloody fight everything, I’m just saying if you find yourself in a situation, go head down, bum up and have a crack at ’em,’ he added.

In an earlier interview with Sky Sports New Zealand, Nick said he admired the Honey Badger for being an ‘underdog’.

'It's a little animal that's not very big, but it won't back down from a blue,' he replied, evoking the Australian colloquialism for a stoush when describing his nickname

‘It’s a little animal that’s not very big, but it won’t back down from a blue,’ he replied, evoking the Australian colloquialism for a stoush when describing his nickname

'I'm not saying I'm gonna bloody fight everything, I'm just saying if you find yourself in a situation, go head down, bum up and have a crack at 'em,' he added

‘I’m not saying I’m gonna bloody fight everything, I’m just saying if you find yourself in a situation, go head down, bum up and have a crack at ’em,’ he added

The Port Macquarie-born football star will make his Bachelor debut later this year, following in the footsteps of the equally colourful Sophie Monk as the Bachelorette.

In his show announcement, the hunky larrikin said he would give his leading role on the reality dating show ‘everything’.

‘[I’m] really looking forward to throwing everything at this opportunity to finding the one,’ he said in a statement published by The Daily Telegraph. 

Larrikin: The Port Macquarie-born football star will make his Bachelor debut later this year, following in the footsteps of the equally colourful Sophie Monk as the Bachelorette

Larrikin: The Port Macquarie-born football star will make his Bachelor debut later this year, following in the footsteps of the equally colourful Sophie Monk as the Bachelorette



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