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Anderson Silva's son calls positive UFC 183 test results a 'rumor'

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Before yesterday's groundbreaking news that Anderson Silva tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in a pre-fight UFC 183 drug test, the focus in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community was on whether or not "The Spider" should retire following his unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz (highlights here).

The point was brought up by the legend himself, who mentioned at the post-fight press conference (replay herethat his family -- namely his son -- have been asking him to retire from MMA for quite some time.

Just a few days later, the tables have turned completely, as "The Spider's" positive test results for Drostanolone and Androstane has caused the MMA community to call into question Silva's illustrious UFC career.

Silva has already denied taking steroids, and UFC PR has merely put out a "copy and paste" statement in regards to the positive drug test. Now Silva's son Kalyl is back in the limelight, calling the positive test a "rumor" -- even with evidence to the contrary -- and noting that long time supporters of his father are showing their true colors as being "fake".

From his Instagram:

The caption:

Some Of You Claim To Be The #TEAMSILVA , But As Soon As A Rumor Like This Shows.. You Have To Think Twice About It.. smh.. Fake A*s People.... • but believe whatever you want to believe in

With Silva's legacy in question, the next few days should be very interesting for the entire MMA community.

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