Former MMA fighter Mehdi Daoud says he's always looked like a bodybuilder but really enjoyed fighting. But, the 6'3", 259 lbs., 27 year old Parisian competed at the '14 Musclemania® Paris after being encouraged his girlfiend. "She kept telling me to diet down because she was training for the Ms. Bikini Paris show and wanted me to support her," Mehdi explains. "Well, that support into a lot of fun and a real passion for me, too. I love the hard core training discipline it takes to get into shape and keep it, that's the hard part. I've been in the gym everyday since the show and want to get back on stage with more size, better symmetry and even tighter than last year's show."