He could have flopped like a soccer player at the end of the first and taken the title on DQ. All he had to do to take the win, is not get up. He bounced up, didn't even pause to bitch to the ref, and went to his corner.
He aslo has no clue where has was, at that moment. He had to be helped to his corner. Props to him for responding the way he did the rest of the fight.
And I don't think he would have gotten the belt if sat there laid out. It would have most likely been ruled a NC.
If Dana and everyone else in/near the cage was telling the truth about how loud it was he probably didn't know the round had ended either lol.