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“Stankie Knows Best” Coming Soon to Spike TV?


(All that wisdom, and no primetime TV slot on which to garble it…yet.)

Right away we knew that Al “Stankie” Stankiewicz (aka: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira‘s boxing coach) had a certain magic about him. From his crazy motivational sayings to his semi-coherent ramblings about sardines, the man is straight up charismatic. But the more stories about him that trickle out, the more it’s starting to seem like he is being criminally underused in this season of The Ultimate Fighter. The latest Stank-tastic tale comes from TUF 8 cast member Ryan Bader, who paints a portrait of Stank as a lovable old card getting the most out of his affiliation with Nogueira:

I have a funny story about Al Stankie, who is our older boxing coach. After practice the coaches would go grab something to eat — most of the time without showering and in full Team Nogueira garb, which (I’m pretty sure) they were not supposed to be doing. Stankie had on a rashguard, full TapouT velour red warm-up, a TapouT beanie and a couple long gold chains. They went to The Palms to watch the Lakers vs. Celtics game. Stankie is a big Lakers fan, and when a Celtics fan expressed some joy about his team scoring, Stankie walked over and slapped the guy — with all of our Brazilian coaches looking on in horror. Before the other coaches could grab him, he yelled out, “I am with the heavyweight champion of the world! You want some?” Those of us that saw this understood that this could be Junie’s relative, and maybe that is why he wasn’t kicked off the show yet. Stankie is a great man, and Spike TV should give him his own show.

There are many stories that involve Stankie that I will try to give to you each week. We would all gather around Dan Valverde, one of the assistant coaches, and he would tell us the stories of what Stankie did over the weekend.

Bader also described Stankie as “drunk and funny as ever” when he and Nogueira showed up at the house to try and squash the prank war, which might at least partially explain the disrespect shown by many of the Team Mir fighters.

As for the suggestion that Spike TV should give Stankie his own show, we’re all for it. The fact that Brooke Hogan has her own show and Stankie doesn’t, well, let’s just say it’s a sign that this nation has lost its way.

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spoiler hate- October 19, 2008 at 9:29 pm
next time you publish some of this kind of stuff, why not mention there's a possible spoiler in the article.

I knew there's a good jance that Junie gets kicked off the show, but your quote here seems to insinuate that he does indeed get kicked off, just not 'yet'.
stinkie- October 16, 2008 at 5:00 pm
tomorrow is a promissory note.
Clue-by-Four- October 16, 2008 at 3:27 pm
I keep waiting for him to yell "you kids get off my damn lawn!"
Stank Your Ie- October 16, 2008 at 2:43 pm
When I'm his age I'll slap whoever I want while I'm hanging out with the heavyweight champion of the world, which will be me. Then I will hop into my hovering car and go bang Mary Kate and Ashley. Booyah
Jason G- October 16, 2008 at 12:44 pm
Yeah it would be a different story if Stankie was doing it to me, but hearing about an old drunk guy doing it is kinda funny. He seems like a pretty nice guy overall but drinks too much.
douchebaggery- October 16, 2008 at 12:25 pm
what a piece of shit that old guy is, he needs to die. who slaps a random person for no reason. he's lucky the others were with him or someone would have stomped his drunk ass
Deadpanda- October 16, 2008 at 7:15 am
In spirtit of Spankie, i am drunk
stinkie is lame- October 16, 2008 at 3:15 am
stinkie is awesome
Anonymous- October 16, 2008 at 1:49 am
How can you not love an old coot with the nickname Stankie! he gets a pass in my books!
ksgbobo- October 16, 2008 at 1:28 am
hey, hey...

I'd eff the shit out of Brooke Hogan...man!
The Big Stank- October 15, 2008 at 11:35 pm
old guys slapping people is halirous (if its not you getting slapped) its like watching guys get hit in the nuts kinda or little kids/midgets fighting of course its not right to do but still is pretty damn funny in my books.
kwagnuth- October 15, 2008 at 10:51 pm
I agree with farthammer just because you're old doesn't give you the right to go around assaulting random people. If he keeps that shit up he could get hurt and I wonder if he would have done that if he was alone. I respect my elders but I also believe that everyone should get the same respect that they give and if that guy would have got up and dropped the old fart he would have had it coming.
Brooke hogans brother is a whiny bitch- October 15, 2008 at 10:46 pm
Stankie is the shit.
Farthammer- October 15, 2008 at 10:26 pm
Not cool, not funny. If a 30 year old guy with Team Nog slapped someone and did that, would we laugh? No, we'd call him a punk. Just because he's old doesn't give him a free pass for being a punk and a drunk.

By the way, old people suck at driving.
shizznitt- October 15, 2008 at 10:23 pm
lol brooke hogan...fucking slut
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