My name is Haider Mehdi I am originally of Arab descent both of my parents are from Iraq. I have lived in the uk majority of my life moving here at the age of 1. Sports have always been a huge part of my life – as a child up until my late teens I was football and martial arts mad. Playing football at a competitive level and gaining belts in taekwondo before moving into boxing and MMA. I had trained in gyms lifting weights but never religiously until I started university and started taking it seriously. Then I realised this was my true passion.

I began working with Jordan back in 2012 – he literally gave me the building blocks and knowledge to take my physique to a level I never thought possible. We did a few shows and had some success up until mid 2014 where life circumstances dictated I had to do my own thing for a few years until 2017 I decided the time was right to go back where I started, where I felt my best with the person that brought the best out of me that is of course Jordan.

My goal is to gain my ifbb pro league card next year and eventually step on the Olympia stage. I am currently competing in men’s physique but my goal is to keep growing. Keep progressing and move up classes…