I am an amateur kickboxer out of Chicago and I have been thinking about fighting in one if the local amateur mma events . The one thing that has been holding me back from doing it though is the use of the 4oz gloves. I have been using 10 oz in my fights for years and have never had an issue being hit with them, but for some reason the 4oz make me a little hesitant to try mma. My question is for those who have experience fighting mma, or being hit with the smaller gloves. Did it take some getting used to? How did you get over your initial fears if you had any? Does it hurt like hell? Or, am I just being overly worried and it seems a lot worse than it is? Please tell me your experiences and I want constructive helpful answers only. I really want to move into amateur mma, but I just need to get over this one hurdle.