The "Hurricane" Returns to UFC

The "Hurricane" Returns to UFC

UFC Straw Weight, Heather Jo Clark will face her upcoming opponent, Karolina Kowalkiewicz on May 8th, for UFC Fight Night 87 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

While the journey leading to this fight has included a series of strife and rehabilitation, Clark will return to the UFC to challenge her competitor Sunday night. 

In order to recover from a torn ACL injury in December of 2014, Clark began to train, refocused on the goal she set in hopes that she would fight again. This motivation coupled with positivity, has empowered her to reach her goal.

May 07, 2016 — Flo Kirley
Renzo Gracie Academy Partners with GuardLab

Renzo Gracie Academy Partners with GuardLab

Team Renzo Gracie and GuardLab® today announced a partnership to promote safety to students and the importance of wearing protective mouthguards while practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, submission grappling and wrestling. 

“We look forward to working with GuardLab to ensure that our students train with the best protective equipment available—including mouthguards,” Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt 
Master Renzo Gracie said. "In life we have what we can handle. Never let them see you flinch or falter, when you have a chance, show them who you are. Stand proud and hit hard—preferably while wearing your mouthguard, in case they hit you back.”

April 22, 2016 — Flo Kirley
Neuromuscular Mouthguards Hit a Home Run with Major League Baseball

Neuromuscular Mouthguards Hit a Home Run with Major League Baseball

MLB Toronto Blue Jays player, Jose Bautista swears by the importance of wearing mouthguards for baseball - and one kind of mouthguard in particular.
April 05, 2016 — Flo Kirley
José Bautista Joins GuardLab® Advisory Board

José Bautista Joins GuardLab® Advisory Board

GuardLab® today announced Toronto Blue Jays outfielder and six time All-Star José “Joey Bats” Bautista as a brand ambassador and the newest member of the custom mouthguard company’s elite athlete advisory board. Bautista started wearing the Lower Performance Mouthguard last year after GuardLab outfitted a number of Blue Jay players using their 3D scanning technology. The neuromuscular guards help with clench absorption, oxygen intake and stabilizing the jaw and neck muscles which supports full body alignment.
March 28, 2016 — Flo Kirley


Las Vegas – UFC® and GuardLab® today announced a global licensing agreement to provide UFC athletes with custom mouthguards. GuardLab, a custom mouthguard company, will also offer UFC branded mouthguards for fight fans to purchase through and certified GuardLab dentist locations.

“With the ever-changing landscape in professional sports, we’re always looking for the next cutting-edge technology and innovation to aid athletes that compete in the UFC,” UFC Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Products Tracey Bleczinski said. “We are excited to partner with GuardLab as they continue to develop products that help improve the overall performance and wellness of professional athletes.”

March 14, 2016 — Flo Kirley
5 Tips For A Better Night's Sleep

5 Tips For A Better Night's Sleep

With the New Year upon us, and the stresses of a crazy 2015 holiday season in the rear view mirror, it’s vital that we properly rest and recover from the most wonderful, yet often hectic time of the year in order to make 2016 our best year ever. With that being said, my first blog post is probably the exact opposite of what you’d expect to get back to the grind this New Year. However, it's just as important.
January 11, 2016 — Flo Kirley
Stephen Curry of the Warriors in December. CreditJeff Chiu/Associated Press

In a League of Flying Elbows, the Use of Mouth Guards Soars

By joining the growing faction of N.B.A. players who choose to wear a mouth guard in games, a player is forced to confront a certain small issue: Where do you keep the thing when you’re on the bench?

Mason Plumlee of the Nets tucks his mouthpiece inside one of his socks, which he acknowledged is “not the most sanitary place in the world.” Rajon Rondo of the Dallas Mavericks has been observed spitting his straight down through the collar of his jersey — though where it lands, exactly, has remained something of a mystery. Cole Aldrich of the Knicks often takes the curved, wet plastic and hooks it around one of his ears.

February 10, 2015 — Flo Kirley