Forty-four-year-old 420-pound Eric “Butterbean” Esch is known as one of the largest men ever to compete in combat sports. Touting a pro boxing record of 77-8-4, a pro MMA record of 17-8-1 and a K-1/pro kickboxing record of 3-4, Butterbean has been fighting all over the world for nearly two decades and has more than 60 knockout victories under his belt (his very big belt).
Fight fans love the heavyweights and it doesn’t get much heavier than Butterbean. Now the big man is taking the fight to the streets in a new docu-reality series entitled “Big Law: Deputy Butterbean” which premieres Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery.
According to the Investigation Discovery website, Butterbean has been deputized by the Walker County Sheriff’s office in his hometown of Jasper, Alabama, and is “on a one-man mission to bring back a sense of community safety… no matter how many asses he has to kick.” Cameras follow along as Butterbean “tries to fit in with the local police force, and his uniform”.
“With hundreds of calls to the station each weekend, Bean is put to the test by experienced law enforcement officers on everything from domestic disputes and narcotics raids to crowd control and drunk driving patrol. Viewers follow along as he goes through the necessary training for joining the police force, and follow him and his partner and best friend, Adam Hadder, as they patrol the streets of their hometown.”
Here is a preview of “Big Law: Deputy Butterbean”:
Anyone else thinking about a “Starsky & Hutch” type show with Butterbean and Steven Seagal? Now that’s money!