Steroids in MMA
Which MMA Fighter Will Test Positive For Steroids Next?

Butterbean/Goodridge Booked for YAMMA Geezer-Division Match

(Don’t worry, Butterbean: We don’t think Gary’s creaky hips will allow any flying kicks.)

In addition to a previously reported fight between UFC throwbacks Don Frye and Oleg Taktarov, YAMMA Pit Fighting’s inaugural show on April 11th will also feature a second “Masters SuperFight” bout between Eric “Butterbean” Esch and Gary Goodridge. We’re not sure what Esch is a “master” at, other than swallowing basketballs whole without chewing, but he’s built up a decent 11-5 MMA record since 2003, with wins over Wesley Correira and James Thompson; his last fight was a submission loss to Nick Penner at TFC: First Blood in December.

Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge is probably best known for his horrific knockout-by-elbows of Paul Herrera in his Octagon debut at UFC 8 (2/16/96). He later jobbed through a mediocre career in PRIDE, then moved to K-1 HERO’s where he built up a 3-1 record since 2005. His last fight was a TKO victory last March over Jan Nortje (more on that later). Fun fact: The average age of the four men booked for YAMMA’s Masters SuperFights is 41.

As for the eight-man heavyweight tournament that YAMMA also has planned for its debut show, the word is that Wes Sims, Chris Guillen, and Travis Wiuff will participate. Here’s hoping that Bob Meyrowitz‘s new spectacle doesn’t get MMA re-banned across the country. And good luck turning a profit. This sort of thing tends to suck up money faster than Butterbean sucks up pans of lasagna.


  1. fightfan Says:

    Thu, 02/21/08 - 05:43

    Cage Potato......or anyone that know this one What fight was Goodridge in where his opponent repeatedly knocked out his front teeth one by one. I think it was in K-1 a while back. It was disturbingly funny watching "Big Daddy" spit out his teeth like chiclets. I am sure I could find it by going through video sharing sites, but right now I am too lazy. Although, HINT, HINT it would be a good candidate for "Fight of the day" video.
  2. Anonymous Says:

    Fri, 02/22/08 - 09:04

    tooth loss versus remy bonkasky last year
  3. josh Says:

    Sat, 03/01/08 - 01:27

    war butterbean !! we are from the same home town !!
  4. UxN12SfaIB Says:

    Sun, 10/13/13 - 01:42

    The Silent Shard... This will most likely be pretty useful for some of your jobs I want to really don't only with my web site but...
  5. jalia parsnip Says:

    Sat, 11/30/13 - 11:13

    Butterbean/Goodridge Booked for YAMMA Geezer-Division Match | Cagepotato... Searching for forward to learning added from you afterward!......
  6. mark mania Says:

    Wed, 12/04/13 - 01:04

    Butterbean/Goodridge Booked for YAMMA Geezer-Division Match | Cagepotato... My wife and i have been now delighted that Albert could carry out his studies because of the ideas he had through your web page. It is now and again perplexing to just always be giving away steps which some people could have been selling. So we fully g...
  7. blue ofica Says:

    Tue, 01/20/15 - 10:53

    The Birch of the Shadow... I feel there could be considered a several duplicates, but an exceedingly helpful list! I have tweeted this. Several thanks for sharing!...
  8. Blue Coaster33 Says:

    Mon, 04/20/15 - 12:52

    Third Flower... My spouse and that i are already now delighted that Albert could perform his scientific tests as a result of the concepts he had by means of your online page. It's once in a while perplexing to just often be gifting away techniques which a lot of peop...

Post a comment:

You must be logged in to post a comment.



A password will be e-mailed to you.