First time poster here. Yes, I have performed 1000 searches on the site and STILL need some help for my specific situation. I am a wrestler who has been training MMA on and off for about a year (4 months total experience?). I am now trying to take it more seriously and am going to start training 5 days a week. Up until now I have always used the gym's gear, but my new gym (i moved) recommends I purchase my own gear. So here it goes.... I would like to purchase 2 pairs of gloves to cover sparring, bag work, pad work, grappling, and spar/grapple. I was thinking of purchasing a pair of 6 oz mma gloves (no thumb probably?) to use for pad work and grappling and a pair of boxing gloves to use on heavy bag and sparring (ya it would be nice to have seperate pair for each but im not made out of money). I am 5 9, 175 lbs, with small hands! Not sure of my budget, but I would like to be economical if I can be, I can commit to spending 70-80 on ONE of the two but I do not know if I can spend that much on EACH pair. With that being said ... I would like your opinions on A) If I had to choose should I invest in more expensive MMA gloves or boxing gloves? Should I just wait and buy 2 really good pairs of gloves when I have enough money, or is there a way to go the economy route here and still end up satisfied? B) Considering my small hands, what would be some good options for gloves? I was thinking about boons for boxing and depending on my feedback to this thread was thinking about some truth mma gloves for economy or possibly hayabusa/CSI/fairtex gloves if you recommend saving up for 2 quality pairs of gloves. Any suggestions? C) do you think the no thumb pad on my MMA gloves is good for my situation or should I get a legit "training" glove instead? and do you think 16 oz boxing gloves are best for my size and use requirements? Please let me know if I left out some required information. Thank you for your help!