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Eric Esch

Eric "Butterbean" Esch

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Fighter Details

  • Name: Eric Esch
  • MMA Record: 15-10-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Butterbean
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 50 | Date of Birth: 1968.08.03
  • Last Fight: October 21, 2011 in PFC
  • Weight Class: Super Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 356.2 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.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:05 PM ET
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Boxing and kickboxing legend Butterbean doesn't think Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGr... (over 1 year ago)
Been wondering what Kevin Ferguson, aka Kimbo Slice, is up to since his last boxing win i... (5 years ago)
Looks like Mariusz Pudzianowski has invoked his "I'm Popular In Poland" rematch clause. ... (5 years ago)
UFC on FX 2 goes live Saturday from Sydney, Australia and showcases a welterweight bout p... (over 6 years ago)
The roar of the crowd ... the sound of bare feet shuffling against canvas ... the unexpla... (over 6 years ago)
It's no surprise that the "The Hippo" has landed on the UFC's FX-televised card in Sydney... (almost 7 years ago)
40-year-old Taekwondo instruc­tor Sandy Bowman crushes Eric Esch, affectionately known ... (almost 7 years ago)
On Sat., Nov. 12, Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass. will host the second ever mixed martial... (almost 7 years ago)

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