Butterbean bio: net worth, age, height, weight, wife, kids.
Butterbean, with the actual name Eric Esch, is a former American boxer who switched to kickboxing and MMA before retiring. He tried his hand at becoming a professional MMA wrestler, but he was defeated in his first battle by Genki Sudo. In 1994, he appeared as a professional fighter in Toughman Contest. He is also a television celebrity, having participated in a number of reality shows.
Butterbean: Profile summary
|Real Name||Eric Scott Esch|
|Main Profession||Boxer, kick-boxer, mixed martial artist and wrestler|
|Born In||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
|Age||56 years old|
|Heights in Feet||5 feet and 11 inches|
|Height(s) cm||182 cm|
|Weight in Pound||425 pounds|
|Son/Daughter||Yes (Brandon, Caleb, Grace)|
|Net Worth||$600 thousand|
Butterbean: Early Life & Biography
Esch was born on 3 August 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia, but when he was only four years old, he, along with his family, moved to St. Johns, Michigan, and got transferred again when he was 11 years old to Jasper, Alabama. Butterbean went through a difficult childhood; his mother passed away when he was eight, and he was constantly bullied at school for being fat.
While working on the floors for manufacturing houses at the Southern Energy Homes plant in Addison, Alabama, his friends dared him to enter a nearby Toughman Contest, with training in Bay City, Michigan. He came first in the tournament and therefore started his fighting career.
Butterbean: Personal Life
Butterbean got married to Libby Gaskin and has three children together named Brandon, Caleb, and Grace. Both of his sons, Brandon and Caleb, are training hard to become mixed martial artist. They are currently living in Jasper, Alabama.
Butterbean: Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 3 August 1966, Butterbean is 54 years old as of today’s date 24th January 2021. His height is 1.82 tall, and his weight is 193 kg.
Butterbean started his fighting career on the Toughman Contest held in Arkansas in the early 1990s and later went on to achieve a five-time World Toughman Heavyweight Champion with a record of 56–5 with 36 knockouts. He got the nickname of “Butterbean” when he was allegedly forced to work on a diet where he has to constantly eat chicken and butterbeans in order to win the Toughman 400 pound (181kg) weight limit under his personal trainer Prozay Buell. He made his debut on October 15, 1994, after knocking out Tim Daniels by decision in Alabama. He later adopted a cult following and was called the “King of the 4 Rounders”.
Butterbean: Awards & Achievements
Butterbean has achieved major milestones in his career and has also gathered various awards in his tally. Some of his significant achievements are:
- IBA World Super Heavyweight Champion
- WAA World Heavyweight Championship
- Pro Wrestling Syndicate Heavyweight Championship
Butterbean: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Butterbean has been married to his long-time friend and lover Libby Gaskin. Together they have been blessed with three children, namely; Grace Esch, Caleb Esch and Brandon Esch.
Butterbean: Net worth
Butterbean has fought several significant matches throughout his career where he has a net worth of around $600 thousand as of 2022. He has gained all through his career, where boxing has played a great role in raising his net worth. He has a lavish lifestyle which has been influenced by the good money he earns.