Jonathan King

‘RCM MMA Reporter’ ( Founder of the Clinch Report)

Jonathan King started his lifelong passion for martial arts in a very traditional way before his journey of joining Real Combat Media MMA. He was bullied. After growing tired of seeing his youngest son on the wrong end of schoolyard beatings, his father signed him up for Kempo Karate at age 11, and ever since, Jonathan has been involved with the sport. With a pedigree built on wrestling, boxing and karate he began to train in Muay Thai kickboxing. Jon studied for a short time under the tutelage of American Top Team instructors in Florida.

As a journalist and fight analyst, his early work was featured on There he worked on fighter interviews and recaps for the MMAJunkie radio show. Learning the craft from some of the best fight journalists in the sport. After moving to Los Angeles in early 2009 Jonathan created “The Clinch Report”, which is a comprehensive news source for Mixed Martial Arts, that combines unique content and links to the best news sources in the industry. Known throughout the industry for his fight predictions, Jonathan is also a guest correspondent or MMA expert on several Internet and Terrestrial-based radio formats.

In 2012, Jonathan joined the Real Combat Media team and has been selected as the Bellator’s press writer. His recap was the first press release of January’s 2013 Bellator Spike TV debut. He also was the journalist who asked the first question in Bellator Spike TV History for Real Combat Media at the post-press conference.

Jonathan takes pride in being a “fighter first” journalist.

Combat Sports Pedigree:

Kempo Karate: Studied under Thomas Ingargiola in West Babylon NY 1987-1993

Boxing: Cobleskill, NY Fight Barn 1993-94, American Top Team  2009 under Olympic Gold Medalist Howard Davis jr.

Muay Thai: American Top Team 2009 under Steve Bruno (UFC vet, former Sprint Middleweight Champion)


B.A. English/History SUNY Albany, Albany NY 2000

A.A.S Micro-Computer Support SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill NY 1993


The Clinch Report

UFC Blogs

Real Combat Media

The Roman Show

MMAJunkie Radio

The Bearman Radio Show

Screamin Rebels MMA Radio


Jonathan King’s Articles/Interviews

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EMAIL: [email protected]