Habibi also took 4th at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, losing one of his matches by fall to Douglas Blubaugh of the United States. There is a famous poster (among wrestlers) of Habibi being pinned by Blubaugh, because he was so well-respected and this was a major upset at the time. Habibi now resides in Babol , Mazandaran. His nickname was "The Tiger of Mazandaran" (Persian: ببر مازندران). He is listed in the FILA wrestling hall of fame.