Habibi also took 4th at the 1960 Olympic Games 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" (ببر مازندران), which in Persian means "Tiger of Mazandaran". He is listed in the FILA wrestling hall of fame.