The mystery of Chuck Liddell’s USO tour exit continues. Here’s MMA Junkie:
Liddell made the first part of the trek on Monday to Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska, with rap duo the Ying Yang Twins, model and singer Mayra Veronica and comedians Gabriel Iglesias and Edwin San Juan. However, Liddell pulled out of the tour on Tuesday due to what both the USO and his management team, Zinkin Entertainment, deemed to be an unspecified illness.
However, unconfirmed reports quickly surfaced following Liddell’s decision to bow out, including one that he was asked to leave by the USO after members of his entourage were found partying with minors, and a separate report that he was arrested while in Alaska.
A Zinkin representative told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the report about Liddell’s arrest “completely false,” and that statement is supported by a public affairs officer at Eielson, who said that Liddell was “not detained or arrested” while on the base Monday.
We were the ones passing on the unconfirmed report that Chuck was kicked off the tour for something involving underage drinking. While I wasn’t able to confirm that underage drinking was the reason, I did get confirmation from several sources (oooh, sources) that Chuck was indeed ‘kicked off’ the tour.