Urijah Faber wants nothing more than to defeat Dominick Cruz and settle their feud once and for all.

However, as Cruz works his way back from a second knee surgery, Faber reached out and expressed his sympathy towards the UFC bantamweight champion on UFC Tonight earlier this week.

I definitely feel for him. When it comes down to the fact, the guy loves the sport, he works hard and there are a lot of admirable things about him. I want him to heal up so I can beat him. I’ve got to win a couple of fights against top dudes like Ivan Menjivar. Then I’ll be back in there again with him. I wish him a speedy recovery. I hate to hear it, really.

Faber is scheduled to face Ivan Menjivar in early 2013, while a return for Cruz is unknown at this time.

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