Hi all, I have a jockstrap/cup question I need urgent replying on. Please note that I did search the forum first and found the thread below, but it didn't answer my quesions: http://sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=289454&page=1&highlight=jock+strap I'm starting MMA training on Monday, and the trainer told me to wear shorts and go out and buy a mouthguard and jockstrap. So I bought some new shorts today and a really nice mouthguard, but had trouble with the jock strap finding. First off, I have no idea about these things. I went to a few places and SportCheck seemed to be the best bet, but they had a bunch of cups that had some Hockey company name on them, and wasn't sure if they were for hockey or what.. but they seemed so huge.. even my girlfriend thought they were massive.. my trainer told me before they go by waist size, and I looked and I found one for my waist size (I believe I'm around a 32-inch waist... according to my pant sizes), and it seemed a bit better but still big.. I now have the following questions: 1. They have cups, and they have jock straps. I believe I have to buy one of each? And put the cup inside the jockstrap? 2. Am I supposed to wear boxers or briefs, or does it matter? And in what order does it go? Jockstrap -> boxers -> shorts? 3. Does it matter what kind I get? Are they all essentially the same? 4. Do they use them in pro fights? I guess I'd thought they'd just be more noticable.. I don't notice them at all... 5. Are they supposed to look that big? They look massive... granted I'm half-asian and not the biggest guy on the block (wink wink haha) but even still... according to a jockstrap size chart I saw, I believe I'm an adult 'small', having a 32-inch waste abouts.. Thanks!