Former UFC light heavyweight champion
"The tour producer knew that Liddell wasn't feeling too well and was just concerned that he wasn't well enough to make the whole tour,"
Liddell's management, Zinkin Entertainment, confirmed the difficult decision for their client to return home. They stated that it was more or less a preemptive strike to be sure that Liddell gets healthy as he enters negotiations for his next fight, presumably sometime in early 2009.
Zinkin also expressed Liddell's extreme disappointment in being unable to go out and meet with the U.S. troops. That was something that he really wanted to do and they are already working on trying to find a way for Liddell to go out and meet with the troops once he is fully healthy again.