Bisping being British helps in the same way that a Bond villain being say Russian helps. He's just got a certain English demeanor that would rub people the wrong way in the first place, let alone him being a dick aswell, so I understand what gazh is saying. At the same time, the British, or specifically English, aren't hated by Americans point blank. As people have mentioned, the likes of Ross Pearson and Paul Sass have very little bad things said about them, or at the ver least their personalities. Paul Daley was hated for being a complete dick and throwing a dig at Kos after their fight, and even though I'm a fan of Daley, him being black has nothing to do with it. Anderson Silva, the most loved UFC fighter of all time, is also black...
I'm probably the best at keeping threads on topic of all time.