Butterbean, whose real name is Eric Scott Esch, is a well-known American retired professional boxer, kickboxer, mixed martial artist, and professional wrestler. He gained fame not only for his accomplishments in combat sports but also for his appearances on television shows, earning him the status of a television personality. Let’s take a closer look at the life and career of this extraordinary athlete.
Butterbean Early Life and Education:
Born on August 3, 1966, in Atlanta, Georgia, Butterbean’s family moved to St. Johns, Michigan when he was just four years old. Later, they relocated once more to Jasper, Alabama. Unfortunately, his mother passed away when he was eight, and he faced bullying at school due to his weight, making his childhood challenging. However, destiny had different plans for him.
At the age of 11, Butterbean’s life took a turn when he participated in a local Toughman Contest in Texarkana, Arkansas. Winning the competition ignited his passion for combat sports, and he began competing in various Toughman Contests, achieving five World Toughman Heavyweight Championships with an impressive record of 56 wins and only 5 losses, including 36 knockouts.