Bisping, 33, praised Belfort, calling him the "better man" for his dominant performance.
"I have no excuses," Bisping said in his UFC on FX 7 post-fight speech. "I had a fantastic training camp, and I felt very confident that I was going to win this fight. It was a beautiful kick. He caught me. Listen, he was a better man than me tonight."
Bisping, who would have earned a title shot against Anderson Silva had he beaten Belfort, thinks he'll be back on top before long.
"You win some, you lose some," he said. "I am not going away. Trust me, I'll be back at the top of this pile before you [expletive] know it."
As for Belfort, he called for a title shot against Jon Jones following his win over Bisping.
“[Sonnen] is a clown. Get out of the way. [You] just got knocked out pretty badly by Anderson Silva, and then you fight Jon Jones? You don’t deserve it,” Belfort told Fox Sports following his win at Geraldo Jose de Almeida State Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. “You did the reality show. I know you’re a good athlete, but you need to go the back of the line and let me fight the champion in a rematch. Go home.”
Jones is set to fight Chael Sonnen on Apr. 23, so it's unlikely that Belfort will be fighting him any time soon.
“It’s amazing. I thank God every day for the life I have and the opportunity. I thank you, Jesus, for giving me the strength to do this for 17 years,” said Belfort. “I think I’m the only guy from my era who is still doing this on a great scale, so now I’m looking for bigger challenges.”