According to a March 16 report from MMA Junkie, UFC 158 fighter Daron Cruickshank suffered a bit of a wardrobe malfunction prior to his bout in Montreal, as he lost his fight shorts during a flight to the Bell Centre.
Cruickshank apparently lost his fight shorts in flight, as they were in a tube that broke open.
"Things like that happen," he said of the wardrobe malfunction incident. "You lose your luggage. Hotels don't have saunas, and you have to go searching for a sauna. All that stuff I put behind me and concentrate on the task ahead."
Cruickshank's sticky situation certainly falls under the traditional definition of "wardrobe malfunction," as it was an instance that describes a problem with a part of one's clothing.
The tube containing Cruickshank's fight shorts also held his sponsor banner. That could have been a major problem, as failing to properly display the banner would have cost Cruickshank serious sponsor money during his fight.
Luckily, the banner was easily replaced. However, his shorts have not yet gotten to him.
Despite the wardrobe malfunction and momentary loss of his sponsor banner, Cruickshank is ready to compete at UFC 158.
"The fight is going to happen no matter what. If I make weight or he misses weight, I'm still going to fight," he said. "After the fight is done and I'm sitting in the room by myself, it kind of hits me, the things that I've done. But it's hard to think about it when it's going on."
There's zero chance that Cruickshank is going to be fighting in his underwear, so he'll be forced to wear replacement shorts in a worst case scenario.
UFC 158 features Georges St-Pierre against Nick Diaz in the main event, with Carlos Condit slugging it out with Johny Hendricks in the co-main.
Cruickshank is slated to fight John Makdessi.