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Butterbean Is Now An MMA Fighter…Yeah, That Butterbean

From the “Who Are The Ad Wizards Who Came Up With This One?” department comes news that former novelty boxer Eric Esch, a/k/a Butterbean, has joined the ranks of MMA fighters.

The grisly details (from The Fabulous Forum):

“Butterbean” is not only fighting Boston radio personality and former Boston Bruins player Lyndon Byers on May 21, he’s also co-promoting the “Moosin: God of Martial Arts” show at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. The pay-per-view main event will feature former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia versus five-time “World’s Strongest Man” competitor Mariusz Pudzianowski.

You know, I thought you had to be, I don’t know. in peak physical condition to be an MMA fighter. I guess I was wrong.

Butterbean understands the risk he’s taking and apparently is working hard to ensure he doesn’t humiliate himself in the octagon or whatever the hell they call that thing those meatheads fight in.

“A lot of boxers have tried it and not had success,” Esch said. “It’s important to know the differences, otherwise you look like Michael Jordan trying to play baseball.”

Yes, exactly like Michael Jordan playing baseball. Or better yet, a portly, bald dude making a terrible mistake.

Please don’t kill me, Butterbean.

Add ‘Butterbean’ to list of boxing’s MMA converts [The Fabulous Forum]