This has Marc Ratner thinking the law won't change this year. As per MMAJunkie:
UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner told MMAjunkie Radio that while he is cautiously optimistic of a break in the stalemate that’s kept professional MMA out of New York, he doesn’t expect this year’s legalization bills to pass.
“It’s never made it to the floor; I would say it will not make it to the floor again (this year),” Ratner said this past Friday.
“I’m always cautiously optimistic,” he said. “But right now, I feel like the handwriting is in big block letters on the wall and we’re not going to get it done this year.”This is, of course, a bummer. But there's still the Zuffa vs. New York lawsuit, which is still in play and could change the landscape radically. And we can't forget the amateur shows - am I right?