- Name: Eric Esch
- Pro MMA Record: 14-10-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: Butterbean
- Current Streak: 2 Losses
- Age: 1968-08-03 | Date of Birth: 1968.08.03
- Last Fight: October 21, 2011 in PFC
- Weight Class: Super Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 377.8 lbs
- Affiliation: N/A
- Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $30,000 USD
- Born: United States
- Fighting out of: Jasper, Alabama
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Eric Esch gained his “Butterbean” nickname when he was forced to go on a diet of chicken and butterbeans in order to cut down to 400 lbs. to make weight for a boxing match. Although Esch never put together any serious wins as a professional boxer, he gained widespread popularity for his stellar record in local Toughman boxing contests. In addition to his boxing career, Esch was a professional kickboxer and MMA fighter, defeating the likes of Wesley Correira and James Thompson during his run, although he was never a major title contender.
Following his retirement from active competition in 2010, Esch entered the world of MMA fight promotion, co-promoting the inaugural Moosin: God of Martial Arts event in Worcester, Massachusetts along with Corey Fischer and Korean group Moosin. Butterbean is also known to casual fans for his department store boxing fight with Johnny Knoxville during Jackass: The Movie, during which he easily defeated the MTV superstar.
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Highlight | Butterbean HL Vid by Damien report dead link
MMA video maker Damien brings us this video look at Eric Esch, aka Butterbean.