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Honey Badger vs Wolverine


Honey Badger  vs   Wolverine

HB1Wolverine teeth and growl

This fight features two of our readers favorite combatants, the Honey Badger from South Africa and the Wolverine of North America. Both of these animals have fearless reputations and have been known to fight off much bigger predators from their prey. Let's take a closer look to see just how a fight between these little warriors would turn out.

Tale of the Tape:



Honey Badger


12-18" at shoulder

10-14" at shoulder


26 to 34 in

20 to 28 in


25 to 70 lbs

15-35 lbs.


The Wolverine is the largest of the weasle family but resembles and acts like a small Bear. It is stocky muscular and ferocious. Male wolverines can weigh up to 70 lbs and reach a length of 3 ft. The Wolverine has been known to attack prey many times its size, with documented accounts of predation of moose. The wolverine has large teeth and a bite force that enables it to crush bones and frozen carcasses.

The Honey Badger, despite its name, biologically is more closely related to a Wolverine than badger species. Like the Wolverine, the ratel is notorious for its ferocity and fearless nature, even being able to scare lions and leopards away from their kills. The Honey badger has been deemed by the guiness book of world records as the most fearless animal on the planet. It is stocky but quick and has thick but loose skin that provides protection from attack.

The Fight

A 30 lb honey badger locks in on the scent of a large mammal carcass near by and quickly scampers towards it. Approaching the carcass, the honey badger learns that he is not first to the kill as a 50 lb wolverine has already started to dig in.  The fearless honey badger still has his eye on the prize and darts at the wolverine to scare it off. However, the wolverine is extremely aggressive when provoked and the fight ensues between the two stubborn animals. The speed of the honey badger allows it to get in close and smack the wolverine with its 3 in claws, drawing first blood. The honey badger takes a bite at the wolverine but finds its fur too thick to inflict much damage. The wolverine counter attacks with a bite to the neck of the honey badger, however only catching some of its thick skin. This allows the badger to turn back around and take another shot at the wolverine. The wolverine uses this opportunity to take another bite of his own, this time to the leg of the honey badger. It crushes the smaller animals bones with its powerful jaw before finishing it with a claw to the underbelly.

Wolverine Wins!


Two of the best pound for pound animals on the planet. I'll go with the size and power of the Wolverine in a close one.
Posted @ Saturday, January 21, 2012 11:43 AM by Ted
Sorry. I like the Honey Badger, but this one is not even close. The Wolverine is just too big for the Badger. 
I say, put the Wolverine up against a Pit Bull. That's a better match-up, but the Wolverine still wins.
Posted @ Saturday, January 21, 2012 8:52 PM by Jayson
Wolverine wins!
Posted @ Sunday, January 22, 2012 2:35 PM by Zach
Wolverine is just a bigger version of the Honey Badger.. Both are uber tough, but I dont like this fight at all.. The Wolverine would own the Honey Badger... 
Jayson> Wolverine vs Pit Bull?? are you fucking kidding? what a retarded suggestion.. not ever close.. it's like a car crashing into bicycle.. moron..
Posted @ Tuesday, January 24, 2012 1:43 AM by Mayson
Sorry. I didn't realize that I was an idiot for having a domestic fight a wild animal. I did some research and found that although the American Pit Bull Terrier has the strongest bite force of all dogs, it is only half of what a wolf's bite force is. Then I watched the provided video and saw that a wolverine is more than a match for a wolf. I'm an idiot. Sorry guys. 
PS my penis is really small. Sorry about that too.
Posted @ Tuesday, January 24, 2012 1:55 AM by Jayson
Some one seems to have forgotten the honey badgers nasty habit of attacking its foes by taking a bite at their genitals!! There was once a male Lion that attacked a honey badger out of desperation and hunger, the badger turned and bit off the Lions testicles...a few days later the lion died from its injuries. Faced with a wolverine, the ratel would definitely go for the testis, its even been known to do try the same with please reconsider
Posted @ Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:11 AM by Es-Jay
Es-Jay that is if it gets lucky, the honey badger can't reliably bite off the testicles in any given attack scenario. I could just as well argue that the wolverine has a proclivity for biting the throat of its opponent. In a pound for pound match up the honey badger is out classed period.
Posted @ Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:50 AM by Zach
Also the wolverine's junk is very close to the ground and covered by fur so it's not like a honey badger vs lion scenario where the lion's balls are dangling above the honey badger's head. Also I think you are seriously overestimating the honey badger's survival probability vs a lion. The lion has to only connect ONCE with it's tremendous fangs or razor sharp paws and it's game over honey bager. In 10 honey bager vs lion scenarios the lion wins, heck even in most single matches the lion still wins. The wolverine will tear the sh*it out of the honey badger, ya heard!
Posted @ Tuesday, January 24, 2012 2:53 AM by Zach
Zach on the honey badger v lion stats you're terribly fact lions are known to keep there distance from honey badgers...I am yet to hear of a scenario where a honey badger was killed by a lion...just google honey badger vs lion if you think am kidding n watch...1nce a single honey badger fended off three lionesses. But anyway enough of that, here's a new one to think about...wolverine vs tasmanian devil
Posted @ Tuesday, January 24, 2012 3:24 AM by Es-Jay
Es-Jay, I should have qualified my statement: I mean in a life or death struggle (like 1 vs 1 cage match), not what behavior is normally observed in the wild. Of course the lion will find easier source of food. Wolverine vs Tasmanian Devil is a good one. What is your opinion?
Posted @ Tuesday, January 24, 2012 4:20 AM by Zach
Probably the wolverine would win, but I that would be after sustaining some serious injuries since the devil has the strongest bite per unit body mass of any mammal...but unfortunately the devil doesn't have a hide as thick as that of the wolverines that's what would probably cost it, just a bite to the neck...but it'll probably come close to pulling a limb off the wolverine walks away carrying heavy injuries
Posted @ Tuesday, January 24, 2012 5:27 AM by Es-Jay
I agree, wolverine over tasmanian, but it will be a very bruising fight!
Posted @ Tuesday, January 24, 2012 5:20 PM by Zach
Hey Zach I have a small penis..
Posted @ Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:51 AM by Es-Jay
It's ok, I have a small and tight asshole. You will still get and orgasm. = )
Posted @ Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:53 AM by Zach
crocodile vs wildebeest
Posted @ Thursday, February 02, 2012 12:09 PM by Josh Orozco
What the hell is this? Why would anyone think that this would be a good fight. Its like comparing a knife to a sword. Heck, its not even that good, because a knife is at least faster than a sword, while a ratel and wolverine can run at approximately the same speed. Its more like Cat vs Mouse.
Posted @ Saturday, February 11, 2012 12:58 AM by That One Guy
are you guys freiken retards you have shit fight for a living how fucked up are you people in the head you freaks i only went on this shitty website to accually do my school work you no life ass kissin bums your a failure to this earth you should respect animals u fuck bags instead you just watch them fight wow fuck you people get a life
Posted @ Monday, February 27, 2012 9:08 PM by fuck you people
@fuck you people: This is all just hypothetical fights to see/debate who would actually win.. Why are you so offended? The guy who made his site and the people that visit it respect animals alot and would just like to expand their knowledge. These situations could happen in real life so deal with it. Get off your dam high horse. Or rocking horse, for that matter. 
- Miguel 
Posted @ Thursday, March 01, 2012 11:55 AM by Miguel Sanchez
hey sorry guys i'm just butt hurt because my girlfriend of 2 weeks just left me i'm still a virgin so that must add to it i really wanted to have sex with her but my dick wasnt working and it is also really small once again i am sorry for being a freiken loser and taking out my problems on yall
Posted @ Thursday, March 01, 2012 6:47 PM by fuck you people
Okay, time for some actual logic here. This is what really happens when the two square off - They take one look at each other, silence, then a loud roar of laughter. Then the wolverine twists open a Heineken and passes it to the honey badger. The honey badger accepts the beer and in return offers the wolverine a Cuban cigar. The two lean back and smoke and drink and swap stories about humans trying to identify the winner of a fight that will never happen.
Posted @ Monday, April 02, 2012 9:33 AM by Bart
a kangal will finish the wolverine and the honey bager with a single bit of 500 pounds or more, and their bred to fight predators, but in this case wolverines dont even bit on their legs, they just you know go crazy with out knwing what to do, while the honey badger is smarter and and braver,remember, biting the leg is not going to kill it, it has loose skin. honey badgers have quicker relexes too then the wolverine, but its bigger and stronger, overall a kangal sheep dog will win it. they reported that a kangal killed a grey wolf in alaska while trying to take their sheep (no joke)
Posted @ Monday, April 30, 2012 5:17 PM by elliot
This a pretty good match-up but I think that the wolverine would win because they're basically the same with everything besides speed, size and bite force the ratel wouldn't really be able to bite a wolverines balls unless it was trying to run from it and I don't see that happening so to make it short I'll go with your scenario but I'm going to end it sooner I leave it going until the wolverine bit the ratels neck, if that happened thick fur wouldn't help a whole and it would probably snap it's neck like a twig... A devil vs wolverine another good match-up but I think wolverine again because of strength and size
Posted @ Saturday, June 09, 2012 2:45 PM by Myself
The wolverine wins this one easily. It's twice as big, has longer claws, bigger teeth, stronger jaws and thicker fur while also being able to "turn around in it's skin" like the ratel. 
The Tasmanian devil is no match for a ratel let alone a wolverine. It's just too small.  
Ratels are overrated because of that gay youtube video where it eats a snake. Big deal
Posted @ Tuesday, June 26, 2012 1:32 PM by Harry
What a sick site this is! I mean, it is really disgusting.
Posted @ Monday, July 30, 2012 11:12 AM by J Brotman
wolverines are bigger but honey badgers are fiercer in my opinion. and honey badgers are awsome haters!
Posted @ Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:09 AM by gavin
by that i mean badger haters 
Posted @ Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:11 AM by gavin
I don't think this is a fair match up. It's like saying "30lb wolverine vs. 50lb wolverine. Who wins?" 
The pit comment was laughable. It would get taken by the honey badger. Vs the wolverine, it would just be a killing. 
Unfortunately, given the wolverine's relatively small size in relation to its badassness, there are no real contenders in it's weight class.  
You would need to go bigger to get a decent match. Komodo dragon, or mountain lion might be able to hang, but both are still significantly larger.
Posted @ Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7:12 AM by Eric
There is a video in YouTube I saw two years ago where a badger was in hog heaven scooping out and eating honey from a bee hive near the ground. It was getting stung hundreds of times but it didn't seem to matter. Then along came a mama badger and her teenage pup. I thought that was the end of the badger. Two against one! The wolverines trapped the badger and right before they could rip it apart, with tremendous ferocity the badget attacked back. Its quickness was too much for the larger woverines which suddenly retreated. The badger went back to hog heaven as though nothing had happened. The vieo may still be around.
Posted @ Monday, October 01, 2012 5:08 AM by sifufor
Posted @ Tuesday, October 02, 2012 4:59 PM by AARON R ENGEL
There is a document stating that a wolverine killed a polar bear. They say its rare for them to go that far north but WOW! Polar bears are mean and very dangerous. Id put my money on a wolverine against any creature near its size.
Posted @ Wednesday, October 17, 2012 8:35 PM by Tigergnat
I want to suck a big juicy cock !
Posted @ Saturday, November 03, 2012 10:16 AM by sluggo
The honey badger would have this because honey badgers can take down anials such as lions, wolves, fox, etc. The wolverine will be a tough oponent but the badger is quicker and more nimble and can get around the wolverine to attack it more, also the badger is the most fearless animal ever so it will probably not give up till the wolverine is dead.
Posted @ Monday, November 05, 2012 12:38 PM by Shane
"The honey badger would have this because honey badgers can take down anials such as lions, wolves, fox, etc." The wolves and foxes in Africa are very small also honey badgers don't regularly kill full grown healthy lions so you shouldn't bring it up but wolverine wins the bigger kill battle The wolverine would have this because wolverines can take down anials such as bears, gray wolves, fox, etc.
Posted @ Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:14 PM by Myself
So. If a honey badger can take a male African lion, and a wolverine is a much larger animal who looks at a grizzly bear and says "I'll fuck you up!" and the grizzly bear says "you , sir are most likely correct. I'll be on my way now." i say the wolverine will have lion for lunch and honey badger for dessert. because who doesnt like a little something sweet after a big meal?
Posted @ Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:24 PM by AARON
A great white shark would kill everything so there. You lot think a wolverine is tough- you are wrong. I killed one with a sharp stick. it was easy
Posted @ Thursday, November 22, 2012 5:24 AM by nico
The Honey Badger would win. It doesnt give a shit.
Posted @ Monday, November 26, 2012 8:56 AM by Holly
Holly> you are a retard. I dont give a shit.
Posted @ Thursday, November 29, 2012 7:11 AM by Molly
I live in africa and have seen a honey badger take down a leopard. I think you mistake these animals with american badgers. Its not the same. Sure a wolverine is formidable. But it would not have the endurance to match a ratel. They don't stop. In snow the wolverine have a chance due to the fact that the ratel might not be as agile. But in africa its different story.
Posted @ Thursday, November 29, 2012 7:24 AM by fred
how about a two tigers and a wloverine all raised together,so there the best of friends fighting off a tank armed with lots of the latest weapons at 2,500 yards.just letting some bullets hit the sand near the animmals and blowing stuff up1500 yard away.just to scare em off.i bet the tank wins with no blood shed.
Posted @ Wednesday, December 05, 2012 7:46 PM by jodra
They have about the same agility and endurance so no
Posted @ Monday, December 17, 2012 6:00 PM by Myself
The ratel is fearless,it does'nt quit cause it cannot.It is mean and just does'nt give a damn,it will fight and fight for a long time,with ferocious speed,agility and power,yes,power,until it gets its way.It has killed a variety of big and menacing beasts,a grizzly bear would just be an addition to the list.Actually,one might say that the true king of the beasts is the ratel,and one might be right indeed!
Posted @ Wednesday, January 30, 2013 8:51 PM by Manny
@manny wolverines are stronger and bigger, everything the honey badger has on the wolverine is very close to the same, the honey badger would lose almost every time to a bear like it would against the lion and thinking it could beat a bear and basically every animal is just stupid
Posted @ Saturday, February 23, 2013 1:41 AM by Myself
A lot of things that seemed to be stupid have been proven to be true.It is not called 'the most fearless animal in the world' for nothing.It has fought bigger and stronger animals than the wolverine,even when it comes to bite force.A wolverine is smaller than a lion,it is more in the correct range for the King beast,but,to each his own,I guess!Hail the King-Badger!!!
Posted @ Saturday, February 23, 2013 3:14 AM by Manny
"A lot of things that seemed to be stupid have been proven to be true." Key word is SEEMED honey badger being called an unbeatable animal IS stupid "It is not called 'the most fearless animal in the world' for nothing." These animals both have a large amount of courage neither would back down or show fear of the other so being fearless will have NOTHING to do with this fight "It has fought bigger and stronger animals than the wolverine,even when it comes to bite force. A wolverine is smaller than a lion" a wolverine has fought bigger and stronger animals than the honey badger,even when it comes to bite force. A honey badger is smaller than a bear... easily reversed statement aren't good to argue with
Posted @ Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:25 PM by Myself
Part of the calculation should be the environ they fight in, wolverines are native to cold habitats while honey badgers seem to be native to mild to hot climates... How much would the climate affect each contestant??
Posted @ Wednesday, February 27, 2013 4:04 PM by 60hz
@60hz Environment changes the fight dramatically in fights that have animals from areas like Africa and opponent being from russia this is why temperature shouldn't be brought up
Posted @ Sunday, March 03, 2013 2:00 AM by Myself
wolverine will win, its bigger, stronger, more agressive, and a pit bull won't stand a chance either, i saw a docu about wolverines, and both wolves, lynx, cougar and even the black bear avoids a fight with him, the only animals who wasn't afraid of him was a grizzly
Posted @ Sunday, March 03, 2013 11:54 AM by mario
And the winner would be.....Badger!!!
Posted @ Tuesday, March 05, 2013 6:08 AM by
Nice site for hypothetical situations. Since there are no wolverines in Africa that I've ever heard of... Anyway, fight analysis. Close one. I think it would go about an hour but the wolverine would win. The HB is a bad-ass. Took a leopard an hour to kill an old female HB. Size is the key here I think. Both of equally armed. The scale is just off. It's like putting a French Bulldog up against an American Pitbull (not Staffordshire). Again, interesting site
Posted @ Friday, April 05, 2013 5:56 PM by BgJm
I like a T Rex that has gills over an Orca in 3 rounds.
Posted @ Sunday, April 14, 2013 12:37 PM by Youguysareallmorons
Unless a t-Rex can swim faster than their running speed which was supposedly 25 mph (estimates range from 11-45 mph but most scientists say 25 so I'll use that) then no an Orca would dominate a t-Rex with gills Orcas can swim around 35 mph, they'd also probably be much mor agile in the water so I doubt they'd be touched by a t-Rex a better match up would be a great white shark
Posted @ Monday, April 22, 2013 1:00 AM by Myself
So many opinions are spewed from stupid men suffering severe testosteronitis. 
Both Wolverine and Honey Badger have the same defence/attack habits - each successfully being able to steal the kills from coyotes, wolves, mountain lions and grizzlies vs. wild dogs, hyenas, leopards and lions with the addition of honey badgers easily defeating cobra's, puff adders and 4 metre long pythons. Ridgebacks too come off second best.
Posted @ Tuesday, May 14, 2013 3:15 PM by owen_mshengu_sharif
Lions, Tigers and Bears oh no! My girlfriend is sucking my big hard cock right now and Im gonna turn her face into a glazed donnut. Oh yeah Ashley milk my hairy balls, oh yeah load city!
Posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:53 AM by OsamaObama
the wolverine is just too big. its on really fair. put a honey badger on steroids its basically a wolverine
Posted @ Sunday, May 19, 2013 11:33 PM by seth
sorry that is "its not really fair"
Posted @ Sunday, May 19, 2013 11:35 PM by seth
Honey badger vs Man with 357 magnum pistol, who wins? The communists win!
Posted @ Saturday, May 25, 2013 4:32 PM by Clickity Clack
The wolverine wins this fight hands down. 
All badgers have very thick skin and loose fur so when an animal takes a bite, it typically ends up with a mouth full of fur. In the case of the ratel, its fur is shorter, so its skin is extra thick, especially around the nap of the neck. However, despite the size of its claws, those claws are actually not very sharp. They are not meant to tear flesh, they are meant to dig.  
The wolverine on the other hand, has razor-sharp curved claws that are meant to tear and climb, a huge advantage over the badger. The wolverine also has a very heavy, very thick hide and has a nastier bite. 
The bite of the badger is only around 49.43 psi, the wolverine's, 189.73 psi. If the wolverine can bite the leg or get hold of a soft spot on the badger, it's all over very fast.
Posted @ Thursday, August 01, 2013 7:22 AM by Mustelid Boy
Obviously, you've never seen a Honey Badger fight. While the Wolverine is larger, the badger's loose skin (which is just as thick as the Wolverines) would allow it to turn in any direction to strike back (even while being bit). The Honey Badger has taken on foes far larger the Wolverines and has easily won. In fact, it's almost impossible to kill a Honey Badger unless you can execute a direct shot gun blast to the head. The Honey Badger would most assuredly have won this fight. Maybe it would not have killed the Wolverine, but the Wolverine certainly would have retreated with its tail between its legs.
Posted @ Thursday, August 08, 2013 6:36 PM by MikeA
"the badger's loose skin (which is just as thick as the Wolverines) would allow it to turn in any direction to strike back (even while being bit)." It can at most rotate upside down while it's gripped by the back of the neck "The Honey Badger has taken on foes far larger the Wolverines and has easily won. In fact," the biggest thing it has killed is a lion which is because the honey badger decides to bite it's genitals lol "it's almost impossible to kill a Honey Badger unless you can execute a direct shot gun blast to the head." no, just no it's not even anywhere near the top land predator
Posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:36 AM by Myself
There is absolutely no scientific proof that honey badgers attack genitals. And though the skin around the neck is thick and tough, there are softer parts on the animal that can be cut into by any predator, or in this case, a wolverine. Both animals are standoffish, but the honey badger CANNOT kill predator's larger than itself. It does not have the claws or teeth for the job. Most animals are not afraid of the badger, but are put off by the scent of its anal gland musk and get annoyed with its tough skin. The wolverine has the jaw power to kill large animals, but typically goes for slower, older animals or uses terrain advantages to strike. In the right conditions, deer and caribou, much larger than the wolverine, can easily become a meal, the wolverine much better equipped to run after them through the snow. Where the badger will stand up to lions and cheetahs, the wolverine will stand up to bears, cougars and wolves. Both animals have very similar attacking styles and will also utilize their anal gland musk to make themselves less appetizing. Also, as far as the skin-stopping-knives argument, once again, where is the proof? RECENT PROOF... When reading things on the Internet, there is a lot of stuff that is either wrong or outdated. This is especially true in the case of the wolverine who was often thought to spray its musk like a skunk. Someone find a video of someone trying to hack or shoot the badger. Despite sharp claws, teeth and tough skin, there are many animals that do manage to kill both of these animals. They're not invincible, not even close. As I said before, if the wolverine can get at a softer part of the badger, it's all over for the badger. But now that I think more about this, they'd likely wear one another out.
Posted @ Thursday, August 15, 2013 10:47 AM by Mustelid Boy
I have read that a beaver killed a Wolverine... by slamming its big teeth in its neck and drowning it. 
No record of other animal killing a wolverine..... still badger(ratel) might get his bite in... he is surely faster and fears nothing.
Posted @ Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12:10 AM by RA
This really is a battle for the ages!It really all comes down to WHY they're fighting!If one is fighting to protect their young,or a much needed meal,the opposition would definetly be at a very big disadvantage.If both had full bellies,and there was no immediate danger,there would not even be a passing glance.I would give this battle ultimately to the Wolverine I think if they just fought for the hell of it,but once again,a reason to fight would decidedly give either a huge advantage over the other.
Posted @ Thursday, September 19, 2013 12:02 PM by Dave
What APBT has the strongest bite out of any domestic dog? You must have not done your research. There are several domestic breeds that have far greater bite force than a APBT. American Pit Bull Terrier was measured at 235lbs where a Kangal was up to 714lbs not to mention every Molosser breed Mastiff, Bull Mastiff, etc... have been recorded up to 600lbs. Pits are about middle of the road for bite strength.
Posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 3:06 PM by heavymethod
This argument is going round in an endless circle - trying to prove the prowess of two like species. 
Here is a more exact and undeniable comparison: A champion Line-backer would stand "NO CHANCE" when (if stupid enough) to try and take on an ALL BLACK front row - notwithstanding that a 300 lb rugby player usually spends 90 minutes of high-energy running and thrusting against or tackling much more agile opponents. The Gridiron Player comes off looking pretty pathetic by comparison - usually gasping for breath (Oxygen) within 15 min of Gridiron play (correction ... make-believe play) A 300lb Gridiron Player is so pumped up with steroids thus the way they end up looking after 10-20 years of retirement. 
So ... Honey Badger vs. Wolverine is hardly a scientific depiction of either species - as is a Cobra vs. Black Mamba. But - "all" predator birds have a much-much smaller bird that knocks seven kinds of shit out of them - so much so that when the Fiscal Shrike makes it's appearance - all larger (ferocious looking fowl of the air) go into panic mode and simply try to escape being severly injured by a 8 inch long garden bird. Other victims are Boomslang (Tree Cobra) Mamba's, Pythons - whatever may cross its path - humans included ...
Posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 4:26 PM by owen_mshengu_sharif
A wolverine could DEFINITELY beat a kangal. It may not have the stronger bite force, but it's hunting tactics make up for it. "but in this case wolverines dont even bit on their legs, they just you know go crazy with out knowing what to do," - elliot This statement is incorrect, because wolverines usually hunt through two ways the first being ambush. With a surprise on it's side a Wolverine could easily beat a kangal. "they reported that a kangal killed a grey wolf in alaska while trying to take their sheep (no joke)" - elliot There's a report of a wolverine killing a polar bear using only it's mouth (no joke.) It could use the same tactic it used on the bear, jumping on the bear's neck and crushing it's windpipe (the wolverine's 2nd tactic), to kill a kangal. This doesn't even take into account the wolverines giant claws. So yes, a wolverine can beat both a kangal and a honey badger.
Posted @ Friday, October 25, 2013 6:06 PM by Tristan
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Posted @ Thursday, December 26, 2013 1:33 PM by Glacier
This discussion is amazingly funny. 
But in all seriousness, guys, let me just put my 2 cents in. I have been studyind wolverines for years.  
1) vs a honey badger - Wolverine is basically overall bigger and stronger animal. Honey badger just as wolverine often wins fights by scaring off their opponents. And for those saying a Gulo can take down a bear - well, in very specific situations it may give a deadly bite, but normally bear will either be simply scared off or will kill the wolverine if it is unexperienced. Same story with HBadgers and lions - sure they scare the opponent, but in direct confrontation lion wins always.  
So in short - Wolverine would kill a badger. Wolverines not only bite harder, they also can spray a musky smelly substance similarry to a polecat (I believe they sometimes come out victors especially against wolves thanks to this ability alone). 
2) Wolverine vs pitbull - I was actually surprised to learn a wolverine is overall a bigger animal. Before this I'd say they are matched. But now I'd give it to gulo to my great pleasure - not only overall better protected but also having much more powerful bite, claws and agility, a wolverine wins in most cases. A pitt would win, just as it is possible in any scenarion, by getting a lucky strike to neck or other weaker parts.  
3) As for the stamina and aggressiveness I believe wolverine would not be intimidated much of Hbadger's actions.
Posted @ Wednesday, January 08, 2014 8:39 AM by dddff
A wolverine for it's size / speed / bone crushing bite makes it a very successful predator. Wolverrine's have been known to take down animals many times their size and will chase off wolves and steal their kill and I know thats hard to believe 
but it has been documented. Mean tempered animal and one you want to avoid if your in their environnent.
Posted @ Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:02 PM by James
Don't forget if a honey badger attacks a cottenmouth and the cottenmouth bites the badger but the badger kills the coottenmouth beforethe eeffects it just lies there for a few seconds and the feeds off the carcus . Make the wolverine face a polar bear.
Posted @ Monday, April 21, 2014 8:59 PM by Jayden Alexander
The wolverine is meaner bigger smarter a much more aggressive. So the wolverine would win hands down. The badger is just to small and wimpy for the fight. Wolverines are mean and that gives them their nastiness. A lion vs. honey badger is like a house cat vs. a black bear the cat is mean and the bear could win with one swipe or bite, but the cats tenacity makes it untouchable by the bear, the bear doesn't want to get a scratch then die of infection. Es Jay shut your mouth and learn about animals for once in your life. Honey badgers are mean like American badgers, other animals do not want to mess with them. Wolverines are meaner and more aggressive so they will attack any animal they find. Honey badgers stay away from lions knowing that the lion is bigger, and stronger. The wolverine is just a beast. Think you idiot think. Stop being a die hard honey badger fan.
Posted @ Tuesday, June 24, 2014 6:53 PM by The King
Cancer wins.
Posted @ Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:33 PM by Justin
Russian Caucasian vs anything, RC wins. Even the kangal which is a close relative. I actually have a big penis so I'm right.  
Posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2014 4:23 AM by Sherman
Wolverine has adamanium claws and heals really quickly so my money is on him.
Posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 3:24 AM by suckalot
The king: the honey badger has fought a lion and won and it wasn't by default. If you accualy learn aboutthe honey badger lions are scared of it for its tactics.The honey badger first growls and hisses then if that doesn't work he straight to the testicals and ripples them of instant win.
Posted @ Monday, September 22, 2014 7:47 AM by Jayden Alexander
Getting real sick of hearing about honey badgers ripping off testicles. This has NEVER been scientifically documented or recorded on film. Until it has been recorded on film, it's a load of crap. The only thing that makes the honey badger so tough is its courage and its super thick skin. Big cats, etc., have a hard time penetrating the skin and just typically just give up trying. The honey badger IS NOT a killing machine or a grand fighter. Also, any animal that can get that this animal's face can best the honey badger and the wolverine is just the right size to do it. Larger animals are at a disadvantage because they have to bring their faces down to the badger's level.
Posted @ Wednesday, October 08, 2014 1:26 PM by Mustelid Boy
And anyways haow can we tell who will win anyways woverrines are rare and we would have to have 100 of them vs 100 honey badgers for acuret percentage.And they do have a recorded video of a honey badger ripping of a lions testicles. 
Posted @ Wednesday, October 08, 2014 5:36 PM by Jayden Alexander
After watching a PBS show on honey badgers I would have to say the honey badger would win. It is not just about size the the insane speed. Horney badger main diet in the savana is poisonous snake. Honey badgers are fearless and able to scare away hyenas, lions, even challenge rhinos. It's intelligence is also unparallelled. A honey badger will never give up period. watch the honey badger PBS documentary.
Posted @ Friday, October 10, 2014 4:34 PM by Fin
As far as I am concerned, PBS's Nature documentary was absolutely horrible. They spent half the documentary chasing around the guy's pet honey badger and the insane old owner was ever-too happy to tell tales of myths of castration, claiming that he had witnessed his pet try to castrate other animals on a regular basis. HOWEVER, not once did this old moron provide a single shed of evidence to support this story of his. If these animals were going around castrating other animals on a regular basis, certainly this is something we'd want in the documentary, certainly this is something that someone would have on film by now. Sadly, this IS NOT the case. There is not a single video of this, nor is there any RECENT scientific writing documenting this. For the moment, it's just an ancient African myth that keeps being thrown around without any supporting evidence. You say there is a video, WHERE IS IT? Please link it because I have NEVER found one. It's all verbal hype for ratings.  
As for the honey badger's ability to fend off porcupine quills, not completely likely. If these animals are being found dead in bee hives, dead from the stings delivered through tiny stingers, then a porcupine's quill, which is much larger and just as sharp can certainly pierce this animal's flesh. What this stupid documentary failed to state, was that the skin on the animal's face is thinner than that upon its back, thus the face is where to do the damage. Animals like hyenas and cats have a harder time attacking the the badger's face because they are so much larger and thus have to bring their faces down do the badger's level while the badger is twisting and trying to bite back. The wolverine, being a similar size to the badger, will not have this issue.  
As for wolverines being killed by American porcupine quills, these porcupines are very different. African porcupines use their butts to ram their attacker, the action driving their large and typically quite thick quills into flesh. Though the quills are loosely attached, if the porcupine does not ram the attacker or the attacker does not make contact, there is no serious damage to the offender. As for American porcupines, they have powerful beaver-like tails that act as a paddle. One flick from this powerful tail DEEPLY embeds dozens of quills into an attackers face. These quills, unlike the African species, are also barbed/shingled and will work their way deeper into the flesh over time until they either penetrate something or come out the other end. Because of this the attacker often starves to death.  
As for wolverines, there seems to be a lot of things being overlooked here. This is an animal that is larger than the badger, has sharper claws and teeth than the badger, is just as fast as the badger, just as intelligent as the badger and oh, it also has the horrid smelling anal glands just like the badger, anal glands so vile, that is animal has earned the nicknames skunk bear and nasty cat. It is also suggested within many pieces of literature, that unlike the badger, this animal can "spray" its musk for defensive and marking purposes. This is a decent advantage. These animals, being closely related to the badger, also do not back down from a fight. They are extremely tireless and ornery and will track prey and heckle other predators for hours to get what they want. They are also tenacious as hell, breaking their own bones to get out of traps rather than lying down to die. Research traps are made out of 8" or greater thick logs because the wolverines will gnaw their way through the traps to get out. And if you want vicious, this animal runs off bears, cougars and wolves from their kills. 
Both of these animals have extremely nasty attitudes, but only the wolverine has any real power behind his taunts. The badger is very reliant on its thick skin and though the wolverine may have some issues getting past that, I do not see the badger doing huge amounts of damage to the wolverine. If these two animals are caged together, the wolverine will just keep coming back until is finds a weak point such as the face or stomach.
Posted @ Friday, October 10, 2014 5:10 PM by Mustelid Boy
I mean wolverines face up against mountain lions, black bears, grizzly bears and can take down moose when done right. I feel that wolverines are a bit more fearless then honey badgers though the honey badger is a close second.
Posted @ Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:12 PM by Segamain
In my opinion both would die or the honey badge would win the combat.  

My reasons : 
Basically they both have the same courage, same weapons, claws, bite and smell etc.. 
- Although the Wolverine is bigger and stronger, it still doesn't have enough force to penetrate the super skin of the badge. Read the wikipedia : human arrow and spears can't penetrate it, it can hold up even machetes slashes. 
There a video where 3 females lions catches and bites with full force the Honey Badge, several times, they can't manage to do nothing or hurt the badges, who escapes walking like a boss. 
- There another video which a desperate Leopard kills a supposed female and old Honey Badge. After hundred of bites, the Leopard give up and sufocates it, taking yet more than a hour to kill it. The Leopard wins, but getting badly tired and hurt in one leg in the process. 
note that it used with big mouth to embrace the Badge neck suffocate it to dead. Even with all the power jaws, it wasn't to hurt it. 
- The Honey Badge secret weapon is the dirty testicols bite, it is really a smart animal, who uses it in combat. There several reports about this.  
The battle : 
The would keep biting each other for for hours, hurting each other, but since the Wolverine is bigger, it would get tired faster, and since it also has the thinner skin, it would get hurt faster, fell more pain and lose more blood. 
Since its a long combat, the Honey Badge would have plent of time to use its inteligence and bit the Wolverine groins, which would be fatal and make it lose yet more blood. 
After it would be a matter of time for the Wolverine lose all its strength and die. 
It's would be a glorious combat for sure, even loving the Woverine, I would bet my money on the badge.  
Posted @ Monday, October 27, 2014 4:11 PM by cosmo
To those stating that a honey badger's skin is too thick for claws, teeth and porcupine quills, read this and rethink your position. 
Yes, that's a porcupine quill in the badger's back. That thick hide is not invincible.
Posted @ Saturday, November 22, 2014 8:23 PM by Mustelid Boy
In a 1 on 1 matchup I'd say the Wolverine wins this......hands down every time. They both have the same attitude, both will stand up to animals much larger then themselves. Both have thick hides that protect them, and both use the exact same weapons (claws/jaws) 
However, the Wolverine is bigger, its teeth are bigger and its claws are bigger. Wolverines have to contend with Bears (grizzly/black/polar), Mountain lions, and wolves 
Which sounds (to me) like much tougher opponents then the Honey Badger who deals with Lions, Hyena's, leopards, and wild dogs. 
However I would say that where the fight takes place would effect its outcome. I could see a wolverine overheating in a hot and dry arid climate like Africa....lessening its fighting capability......
Posted @ Monday, December 08, 2014 7:21 PM by Spekx
Actually Mayson> the bullmastiff have the strongest bite force
Posted @ Thursday, December 11, 2014 10:04 PM by lance king
The honey badger is almost the same thing as wolverine.They won't fight i say. 
Posted @ Friday, December 12, 2014 2:03 AM by LogPepper
Honey badgers don't give a sh*t. It's already difficult to kill it with a gun, so teeth & claws? Honey badger still lost :(
Posted @ Tuesday, December 30, 2014 1:56 AM by SeAv0r
My dog can beat your dog, and my lawyer is smarter and tougher than your lawyer. This is all just silly conjecture about what animal would win an hypothetical fight. Hyenas have the strongest bone crushing bites of all mammals. The real truth is that animals are smarter than humans when it comes down to protecting themselves. A larger animal won't fight a smaller savage animal because even if the larger one would likely win, it doesn't want to risk a serious injury. A crippled paw could mean ultimate death. So in the animal kingdom many showdowns result in bigger stronger animals backing down. Humans, on the other hand, smoke cigarettes, damage their livers with booze, drive cars under the influence, and take on human opponents in confrontations that result in tragedy for them. Perhaps its our fantasies about being invincible. Nevertheless, it is interesting to speculate about fights among very savage animals. They also have a TV series on mythical fights between ancient warriors. Would Attila the Hun beat Genghis Khan? Just remember this: David beat Goliath.
Posted @ Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:23 PM by Arnold Handelman
wolverine theyr about the same the only real difference is that the wolverine is bigger and it has a higher biteforce is also afraid of nothing and has a thick skin too a ratel would lose even if it was badass still its not the most agressive creature thats the little devil which is also kinda the same only then with a very strong bite force which is the strongest if you messure it pound for pound
Posted @ Monday, February 02, 2015 10:51 AM by caspion
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Posted @ Monday, February 02, 2015 10:52 AM by caspion
The pit bull would be a better match than you give credit for. Bite strength is irrelevant, it's fighting ability that counts. Go do some research, before dog and animal fighting was banned in the US people would match up all kinds of animals. Turns out wolves are horrible fighters, had no idea of what to do when a pit bull went at them, the wolves were slaughtered, bite pressure be damned. Pit bulls pretty much ruled every dog breed out there including mastiff types...sure mastiff type dogs bite harder but you can't beat a dog you can't get your teeth on and their stamina gave out after which the pit bulls would soundly defeat them as they have much better stamina (remember, pit bulls are bred specifically for fighting which meant extreme stamina and ferocity). Lots of money on the line in dig fighting, if Kangas and mastiffs could beat pit bulls then these gambling men would have been breeding them for fighting. They don't because pit bulls soundly trounced every breed of dog out there. Of course there is the element of chance, a lucky bite could turn a battle around. As far as wolverines, that was tried as well, I read that it was a very good matchup with an even split between pit bull and wolverine wins.
Posted @ Tuesday, February 03, 2015 9:49 PM by Ben
Ben is crazy if he thinks pitbulls can defeat every other dog breed!
Posted @ Tuesday, February 03, 2015 10:07 PM by Zach
Wow Zach not sure how I could possibly argue against such a well researched and logical response :). I've done my research, through the web, reading books on the subject and talking to guys who used to fight dogs. Against your obvious breadth and depth of knowledge obviously I must be crazy...
Posted @ Tuesday, February 03, 2015 10:37 PM by Ben
Posted @ Monday, February 09, 2015 3:55 PM by Fight
Mismatch - wolverine has substantial weight advantage. Better fight would be honey badger vs Tazmanian devil.
Posted @ Wednesday, February 11, 2015 6:48 PM by Old Ephraim
I'd just give that Wolverine one of my devastating "Judo" chops, and that would be the end of that Wolverine ;)
Posted @ Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:07 PM by Steve
1. A wolverine would destroy a honey badger (it's like a larger version of a honey badger). 
2. The honey badger may be smaller, but it's probably the best pound for pound fighter of the entire animal kingdom. It's fearless. It's intelligent. It has a tough hide. No one wants to mess with it. 
3. A lion would kill a honey badger nine times out of ten. And if it's a fight to the death, the lion will kill the honey badger ten times out of ten. Lions aren't the greatest fighters, but they've evolved to fight (because they have to be prepared to fight other male lions to win over or defend a pride) - so they would win over better killers such as tigers if necessary. A tiger has evolved for quick and easy kills without getting hurt, it would seek to run away if it couldn't defeat the lion straight away. Lions, like honey badgers, have been known to fight to the death.
Posted @ Friday, May 08, 2015 3:53 PM by Dean
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Posted @ Wednesday, May 20, 2015 7:31 PM by dh
Wolverine vs Truck lol I'd say 50/50 because truck could run over an wolverine and road kill wolverine popped tires and make it crash in to a tree
Posted @ Tuesday, June 09, 2015 9:51 PM by OpCon
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Posted @ Monday, August 31, 2015 8:32 PM by vada
Always appeared to me that in many ways the wolverine and it's relatives are very closely related to bears.
Posted @ Wednesday, September 09, 2015 10:57 PM by Jagur12
Yo the wolverine is being underestimated in here.
Posted @ Saturday, September 12, 2015 5:56 PM by brah
I agree the wolverine wins 
Posted @ Saturday, September 12, 2015 6:48 PM by brah
^ what he said
Posted @ Saturday, September 12, 2015 6:50 PM by Duro
Let's summarize via a list of characteristics, cancel out any equivalencies, and tally up points to determine a probably winner. Bold in each category indicates the advantage. Otherwise, we'll consider traits as cancelling each other out. 
Honey Badger/Wolverine 
Very thick loose skin/Thick skin & fur 
Determined & relentless/Determined & relentless 
Anal gland nastiness/Anal gland nastiness 
Teeth sharpness/teeth sharpness 
Teeth size/Teeth size 
Bite strength ~50 psi/Bite strength ~190 psi 
Smaller claws used for digging/Large, sharp, semi-retractable claws 
Animal weight of 15-30 lbs/Animal weight of 25-70 lbs 
Largest prey: Cape buffalo ~1,000 lbs/Largest prey: Moose 1,000 lbs 
Largest enemy killed: African Lion ~420 lbs/ 
Largest enemy killed: polar bear ~1,000 lbs 
1 point for each in bold…  
Honey badger: 2 
Wolverine: 6 
Posted @ Saturday, September 12, 2015 7:51 PM by Json
Clearly, these are two of the most formidable, feared fighters on the planet. It’s no surprise they share many similar traits. Their toughness, fearlessness, and ferocity have made them both infamous. But I think in mortal combat, the wolverine clearly has the overall advantage. That’s not to say that the honey badger doesn’t have a couple of things going for him though. In terms of speed and reflexes, I think they may be close to even, but the honey badger is known for preying on the likes of cobras and adders, which I think is a stronger demonstration of speed than the wolverine can lay claim to. Since the honey badger is a smaller animal in-general, they also have smaller (and sharper) teeth. This is a disadvantage in terms of how much force and destruction the teeth can inflict (being smaller), but an advantage in terms of cutting and penetrating (being sharper). Though the wound may be small, so long as the badger can get through the thick fur of the wolverine, his teeth might be able to draw blood. 
The wolverine, on the other hand, has larger teeth that are designed to crush and grind bone. They are certainly still very sharp as well. Wolverines have been known to kill much larger predators and prey using both their agility to maneuver, and their powerful bite to suffocate their opponent by clamping down on their throat. The loose, thick skin of the honey badger would be a decent defense against this, but if the wolverine were to clamp down on a leg or the throat or face of the badger, then things would get brutal pretty quickly. Also, keep in mind that the wolverine is generally larger, stronger, and has longer legs and sharper claws, and so will have the advantage in physically controlling the other. 
I know there are some of you who would disagree with me on the endurance score. The honey badger is certainly renowned for fighting long and hard, and wearing down its opponents. But the wolverine is known for doing the same. Both are ferocious, intelligent, stubborn, and unwilling to back down from a fight. But I believe the wolverine has an edge, if slight, in terms of overall endurance and staying power. One of the reasons for this is demonstrated by the climate the wolverine must survive in vs. the climate the honey badger must survive in. The honey badger definitely has a persistent will to survive. Southern Africa is no joke. Having lived in both sub-Saharan and Alaska though, I can truly say that there is no place in this world more inhospitable, brutal, harsh, and incompatible with life than the arctic. Bears in North America basically say f*** it and sleep it out. Other animals spend most of their time taking shelter in other ways. But wolverines thrive in the worst conditions. Wildlife researchers have marveled at the amount of ground they can cover in a day, through a blizzard, over mountainous terrain covered in ice and snow. One man following a pair of wolverines in Glacier National Park noted that one of them decided to climb to the peak of Mt. Cleveland - the highest peak in Glacier National Park - in January. Just because. Also, keep in mind the amount of energy it takes just to keep warm in sub-zero temperatures. And wolverines can sometimes survive a winter while subsisting mostly on dry bones. 
But for the sake of argument, let’s say that they have equal endurance levels. Because the wolverine is larger and stronger, logically it follows that the honey badger will have to make up for its smaller size by expending more energy than the wolverine. With equal staying-power, if they were to try to wear each other down, the wolverine would likely come out ahead anyway. 
Though the honey badger has been known to kill animals much larger than itself, I should note that wolverines have been known to hunt moose and take them down when desperate. As far as I’m aware, honey badgers usually stick to smaller prey when the objective is hunting vs. the typical scavenging strategies that both animals prefer. 
The big unknown though is experience. If one animal had significantly more experience in rough fights than the other, this could perhaps overcome all other advantages and tip the balance in favor of a honey badger. But assuming equal experience, and equal motivation, in my book WAFC is correct and the wolverine is the victor.
Posted @ Saturday, September 12, 2015 7:52 PM by Json
Honey badger can't hurt a wolverine. Their teeth are tiny and their claws are dull little things. They can take a lot of punishment but they can't inflict damage on another predator like the wolverine. People see videos of the ratel and get carried away thinking it's some kind of super animal when in reality it's nothing special. What would you rather defend yourself against a ratel or a wolverine? I'll take my chances against a ratel every time.
Posted @ Thursday, September 24, 2015 1:08 PM by rex
The HB lives in Africa; the wolverine lives in the northern parts of America and Asia, so the two never meet in the wild. Both are members of the weasel family. Both are strong and can be aggressive, but they do not look for fights that might result in serious injuries that could kill them. 
Why would anyone want to stage a fight between these two related animals?
Posted @ Sunday, September 27, 2015 12:34 AM by Scott
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